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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.

    2. http://www.fool.com/investing/general...

      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.