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take it to the limit, one more time?!.....Costco reinstating purchase limits on certain products......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 24, 2021 10:08AM
.....toilet paper, water, cleaning supplies, etc......to make sure there is no shortage.....


Costco brings back purchase limits on toilet paper, cleaning supplies and more

Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said the retailer is bringing back purchase limits on household essentials such as toilet paper, bottled water and cleaning supplies.

The membership-only warehouse chain said it wants to make sure those items stay on shelves as it copes with supply chain challenges, from shipping delays to truck driver shortages.

The retailer saw strong demand for home furnishings, sporting goods and jewelry in the fiscal fourth quarter — even selling some rings in the $100,000 range, Galanti said.

....Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said Thursday the company wants to make sure it has essential items at stores, even as shipping delays and truck driver shortages make it hard to keep them on shelves.

During an earnings call, he said the retailer is "putting some [purchase] limitations on key items." Those include toilet paper, paper towels, bottled water and high-demand cleaning products. He did not specify how many of each item customers will be able to buy.

The new product limits are prompted by a different challenge than the ones in earlier phases of the pandemic, when stores saw unusually high demand for paper products and antibacterial wipes as customers stockpiled those goods.

"A year ago there was a shortage of merchandise," Galanti said. "Now they've got plenty of merchandise but there's two- or three-week delays on getting it delivered because there's a limit on short-term changes to trucking and delivery needs of the suppliers, so it really is all over the board."

The membership-only warehouse chain beat analysts' expectations on Thursday for the fiscal fourth quarter, which ended Aug. 29. Yet, Galanti said, the pandemic has challenged Costco's supply chain and increased its costs, as it has at other retailers.

Costco is placing earlier orders to get what it needs, Galanti said. He added the company has chartered three ocean vessels for the next year to transport containers between Asia and the U.S. and Canada. Each ship can carry 800 to 1,000 containers at a time, he said.

As early as August, there had been some social media posts about product limitations for some of its private-label products. This week, the retailer warned some customers that they may see delays when they placed an online order for toilet paper — a household item that has become synonymous with stockpiling. That delay was first reported by Fox Business, which saw it mentioned in a purchase order confirmation email.

Galanti said on Thursday that demand was strong for jewelry, home furnishings, pharmacy and sporting goods during the latest three-month period. He said the retailer — best known for big and bulky — "sold a couple of rings in the $100,000 range."

Costco's shares were up less than 1% on Thursday evening. As of the market's close, the stock had gained 20% this year, bringing its market value to $200.16 billion.



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Re: take it to the limit, one more time?!.....Costco reinstating purchase limits on certain products......
Posted by: vicrock
Date: September 24, 2021 10:19AM
Actually, stores have been doing that all along - at least here in Western WA. Boards by the entrance limit purchase of certain items - last week at my local store, it was water and paper towels.
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Re: take it to the limit, one more time?!.....Costco reinstating purchase limits on certain products......
Posted by: DewGuy
Date: September 24, 2021 11:01AM
Meijer stores started doing it again about a month ago. While they're putting limits on items, they are also putting those same items on sale. Went to get a package of Cottonelle that was on sale last week and they didn't have any.
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Re: take it to the limit, one more time?!.....Costco reinstating purchase limits on certain products......
Posted by: Ammo
Date: September 24, 2021 11:16AM
Well, someone needs to be the adult in the room.



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Re: take it to the limit, one more time?!.....Costco reinstating purchase limits on certain products......
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 24, 2021 11:18AM
BRING ON THE BIDET POSTS!
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Re: take it to the limit, one more time?!.....Costco reinstating purchase limits on certain products......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 24, 2021 11:21AM
.....waterpik.....can be used as a.....bidet [ in a pinch ].....!!!!



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Re: take it to the limit, one more time?!.....Costco reinstating purchase limits on certain products......
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 24, 2021 03:46PM
And this is all that is needed to start the run on those items, thus creating the shortage they hoped to avoid.



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Re: take it to the limit, one more time?!.....Costco reinstating purchase limits on certain products......
Posted by: numbered
Date: September 24, 2021 04:02PM
No, it happened early. Weeks ago there was another run on paper products. The local Costco managers had imposed store limits.

I talked to a cashier who said people are crazy. He was asking them why they were filling up and was told that everyone knows supplies were out.

He said to me, 'Facebook'.
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Re: take it to the limit, one more time?!.....Costco reinstating purchase limits on certain products......
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 24, 2021 04:55PM
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He said to me, 'Facebook'.

It will be the undoing of us all.
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