Costco sees increase in August, Q4 net sales
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco reported on Thursday a boost in net sales for August and the fourth quarter.
During the month of August, net sales were $8.8 billion, an increase of 10% from $8 billion during the similar period last year. Same-store sales in the United States increased 7%.
For the 16-week fourth quarter, the company reported net sales of $34.8 billion, an increase of 9% from $31.8 billion in the year-ago period. Same-store sales in the United States increased 6%.
For the 52-week fiscal year ended Aug. 31, Costco reported net sales of $110.2 billion, an increase of 7% compared with the year-ago period. U.S. same-store sales rose 5%.
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DEA launches prescription take-back site locator
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — The Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator is now available online, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy reported Wednesday. The site locator allows consumers to search for a nearby location to dispose of unneeded, unwanted or expired medications on Sept. 27. On this day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., thousands of DEA-coordinated collection sites will be available across the country, and consumers are encouraged to use this opportunity to safely and legally dispose of any unneeded pills, including prescription painkillers and other controlled-substance medications, which can only be accepted for disposal when law enforcement is present.