When it comes to Costco, most people really go for the free samples. They went away due to the pandemic for safety reasons, but they will be coming back very soon! Besides the food court and great shopping deals at the giant warehouse, samples are what Costco is known for. About 170 of Costco's approximately 550 locations will bring back full sampling by the first week of June, with the rest of locations returning to full sampling by the end of June. Richard Galanti, chief financial officer and executive vice president at Costco, said the retailer will introduce full sampling in phases. "Increased safety protocols are and will be in place, including all samples prepared behind plexiglass, prepared in smaller batches for better safety control and distribute it to members one at a time," said Galanti during a company earnings call.
Source: USA Today