By David Wight
IF YOU COULD TRAVEL BACK in time to 1998, what might be one of the
biggest differences you would notice about your local Costco back then?
The 1-Hour Photo lab is a sure bet. Here’s an ancillary business that
today exists in just about every Costco warehouse worldwide, cranking
out more than 1. 3 billion photo prints per year.
But most of the products that 1-Hour Photo delivers today were not
on the menu 10 years ago. This business has engineered a total yet
smooth metamorphosis, nimbly keeping pace with sweeping changes
in the camera and photo-processing industries while providing new
member-friendly alternatives for photo services. Here’s a look.