Costco stores bringing back free samples
Costco is planning to bring back its free samples in full and also reopen food courts in its stores, the retailer announced in last week's earnings call.
The free samples had been pre-pack- aged for the last several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Costco will return to its old ways of handing out free
- samples to customers.
There are more than 550 Costco stores, and about 170 of them will bring back the
free samples during the first week of June.
The other locations will phase the plan in by the end of June.
A list of the 170 locations has yet to be announced.
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