Amazon has top reputation in retail in 2015
For the third year in a row, Amazon has claimed the top spot in the Reputation Institute’s annual survey of America’s 50 most reputable companies in the retail industry.
Amazon is the only company of all the retail companies surveyed to achieve an excellent reputation.
Supermarket chains moved up in the ranking this year, with Publix ranking second and Whole Foods jumping five spots to third place in 2015.
America’s top 10 companies in the retail industry in 2015 are:
- Publix Super Markets Inc.
- Whole Foods
- Tiffany & Co.
- Costco Wholesale
- Lowe’s Home Improvement
- Home Depot
- Ace Hardware
In 2015, four new companies made the top 10 in retail: Tiffany & Co., Ace Hardware, Cabela’s and Ahold.
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Costco sees 2% boost in U.S. comps during May
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco posted a lift in both total sales and U.S. comps for the month of May.
Net sales totaled $8.98 billion, an increase of 2% from $8.78 billion during the similar period last year.
U.S. same-store sales also increased 2%, while international same-store sales slipped 4%. Total same-store sales were flat for the month.
Costco currently operates 674 warehouses, including 475 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 89 in Canada, 35 in Mexico, 26 in the United Kingdom, 20 in Japan, 11 in Korea, 10 in Taiwan, seven in Australia and one in Spain. The company plans to open up to an additional 14 new warehouses (including one relocation to a larger facility) prior to the end of its fiscal year on Aug. 30.