4 Team Ruiz
Forty years ago, the Ruiz family began
selling frozen, authentic, homemade
Mexican food from a small chest freezer.
Today, the Costco supplier is the largest
manufacturer of frozen Mexican food
products in the U.S. Ruiz Foods
attributes its success to hard work and
long-term investment in employees.
By Mark E. Stroder
Kim Ruiz Beck
7The charm of Chardonnay
There are many good reasons why
Chardonnay is the world’s most popular wine. Summer is the perfect time
to start exploring them.
By Brian St. Pierre
13 Caribbean gems
Most visitors to Puerto Rico don’t go
much beyond the city of San Juan. But
a fortunate few venture to the tiny,
unspoiled islands of Vieques and Culebra.
By Irene Middleman Thomas
2 Food Summer berries
by Anne Desjardins
16 Arts & Entertainment
26 Consumer Connection
By David Horowitz
27 Financial Connection
By Suze Orman
costco.com products for July
16 Costco Book Buyer’s Pick
John Irving fills his latest book
with tattoo artists, church
organists, famous actors—
and a very personal theme.
By Dorman T. Shindler
10 For your home
18 David McCullough’s 1776
Learn smart remodeling tips to
make your home “senior friendly.”
Also, we offer ideas on using mirrors
to improve a room and flooring to
renew a home.
Pulitzer Prize–winning author David
McCullough discusses how and why he
wrote 1776, a fascinating history lesson
about the true heroes of the Revolution.
By Diana Jordan
22 A day in the life of a warehouse
By Will Fifield and
T. Foster Jones
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3 Very cherry
8 Buying Smart: Rainier cherries are large Kirkland Signature
and sweet—don’t put off baby products
grabbing some. Our consumer reporter
By Mark E. Stroder looks at Costco’s premi-
um disposable diapers
3 Bacon bits and other baby products. Put some sizzle into your By Pat Volchok Also:
breakfast, lunch or dinner
14 Member Services Update with Kirkland Signature
15 When it rains ... 20 Costco photo contest
precooked bacon. Umbrella insurance poli-
35 Gas station location guide
By Mark E. Stroder cies can help you weather
life’s unexpected storms.
19 Photos on the fly
What if you could e-mail
digital photos to your
local warehouse and pick
up prints later? You can.
By David Wight