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Aug 16, 2012 01:12 AM

Fun read about Costco vs TJ's

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  1. I guess I would never have held those two up against one another as some sort of comparison -- while they both sell food, I guess I'm not seeing enough other similarities in their locations, store formats, or business models.

    The real answer? "It depends"

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    1. re: sunshine842

      agreed, that one was flawed from the start.


      Costco's Jim Sinegal (founder, former CEO) likes the TJ business model

      1. Their product lines are apples and oranges and always have been. It's a useless comparison.

        1. Oh I beg to differ (a bit) on the apples & oranges. The common thread is diehard customers. Customers defend Costco & TJ with great zeal.