Costco plans to bring back free samples next month


402065 04: Mary LaRocca offers a sample of Libby’s Vienna Sausage in a Costco Wholesale store March 8, 2002 in Niles, IL. Warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. has reported higher quarterly profits as the promise of bulk goods at bargain prices resonated with consumers in the U.S. recession. Warehouse retailers charge customers an annual membership fee, typically $35 to $45, to shop at clubs that offer deep discounts on bulk quantities of items like food and household cleaners. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

(CNN) —Costco members have something to look forward to—the return of free samples!

The warehouse club stopped offering free samples of food items in march due to coronavirus concerns.

That free food is extremely popular among some members.

On an earnings call Thursday, Costco’s CFO said the samples are coming back in mid-June, but wouldn’t say exactly how.

He did say it won’t be like the old way, where members were allowed to pluck the samples from a tray.

It’s also unclear how shoppers will be able to eat that free food.

Costco requires everyone in its warehouses to wear masks.


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