Costco pays its workers , on average, than Sam's Club, and offers a very generous health insurance plan.
Despite the prevailing weakness in the U.S. retail sector, Costco has recorded impressive sales growth in the last few quarters. The firm's comparable-store sales grew at an average pace of more than 5% for the last three quarters. The biggest drivers fueling this new growth include the company's rapidly swelling membership base and the robust growth of the warehouse industry in the country. Costco's core value proposition, strong private labels, and ancillary businesses have also been at the helm of this progress.
Costco: One of the Leading Retailers Defying the Big Box Apocalypse
Sam's Club ; Costco is expanding
Rick Ungar addressed precisely this point last summer in Forbes: 'Walmart Pays Workers Poorly And Sinks While Costco Pays Workers Well And Sails-Proof That You Get What You Pay For
This is why Obama is following up his call to "Give America a Raise" in last night's State of the Union address with a speech
His message is pretty clear: paying a decent wage is good for business as well as good for employees and the economy.Read more »