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They “heart” red
COSTCO EMPLOYEES at the corporate headquarters (above) and around the country
saw red on February 6, as part of National Wear Red Day, to show their support in the
fight against women’s heart disease.
is by the book
JANUARY 2009 Costco Connection
cover subject David Murdock, president of Dole Foods, accompanied
TV personality Oprah Winfrey on a
shopping trip to California’s
Westlake Village Costco as part of
a story Oprah was producing onthe subject
Arriving at Costco at about noon on
Sunday, February 22, with an entourage of
cameras, assistants and fans, the two spent
40 minutes shopping as Murdock, an outspoken health promoter, lectured Oprah on how
to shop at Costco for healthy foods.
As they left the building with their baskets of fresh produce Murdock was heard
offering Oprah these words of encourage-
ment: “Now that I have showed you how
to shop and eat healthy, there are no excuses.
Don’t make me tell you I told you so!”
The show aired on Tuesday, March 24.
—Scott Jacobs, warehouse manager
To read the Connection story on David
Murdock and his quest to promote health,
visit Costco.com and click on “Costco
ON JANUARY 27, 2009, former president Jimmy Carter spent time at the
Chicago (Lincoln Park) Costco autographing copies of his new book, We
Can Have Peace in the Holy Land.
While celebrity appearances are
nothing new for Costco, a presidential
visit requires special preparation.
Warehouse staff worked closely with the
Secret Service for several days to ensure
a safe visit for the former president.
The hour-long event began at 6
p.m.—with the first attendee there at
noon—and a total of 739 copies of the
book were purchased by Costco members that day. Afterwards the Secret
Service praised the warehouse and its
members for making the event go
Hosting President Carter was a
memorable experience the Chicago
Costco was glad to be able to bring to