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from the publisher’s desk
THIS MONTH’S COVER story features one of my
all-time favorite cooks, Ina Garten. I have been a big fan
of Ina’s for many years and am one of the 16 million
viewers who watch her Barefoot Contessa show on the
Food Network. She turns simple, basic ingredients into
delicious dishes for the people she cares about. How lucky
are they? You can read more about Ina and a few of her
recipes beginning on page 28. I can’t wait to devour her
latest cookbook, How Easy Is That?, now available in our
warehouses and on Costco.com.
This issue, our biggest of the year, is filled with gift
ideas. Starting on page 92 is an extensive holiday gift
guide featuring holiday décor, tabletop and cookware gifts, gourmet foods, electronics,
toys and games, musical instruments, jewelry and more. Books, Blu-ray discs and video
games are always favorite gifts. The special Arts & Entertainment section beginning
on page 45 is filled with information on the latest releases and bestsellers to please
everyone on your list.
We’ve also included a section featuring items available online at Costco.com, including TVs, computers, gift baskets and more, that can be delivered directly to the recipient’s
door. Be sure to visit Costco.com on Cyber Monday following Thanksgiving weekend for
special online savings, valid from November 29 to December 1 only. To make your
online shopping even more convenient, Costco.com has also gone mobile! We recently
launched a streamlined version of our site to run efficiently on your mobile device. Read
more about our mobile initiative on page 85.
Finally, be sure to visit our warehouses on the weekend following Thanksgiving and
pick up our gift for you—our latest annual cookbook, Smart Cooking The Costco Way,
featuring hundreds of recipes using Costco ingredients.
We are grateful for your business and wish you and your family a very happy
Thanksgiving from all of us at Costco! C
Ginnie Roeglin is Senior Vice
President, E-Commerce and
Publishing, and Publisher of
The Costco Connection.
from the editor’s desk
NOVEMBER 2010 The Costco Connection 9
I’M WRITING THIS FRESH from an annual meeting
that editorial director Anita Thompson and I have
with senior management to review our list of potential
cover stories for the upcoming calendar year.
The story ideas on the list have come from members, suppliers and employees of Costco and cover a
wide array of subjects. Here is a peek at some of
the stories that made the cut. Keep in mind that an
unexpected turn of events can make this somewhat
subject to change.
■ Following in the steps of the Rolling Stones
(October 2003) and the Eagles (June 2005), Pearl Jam will make a special appearance
on our cover as they celebrate their 20th anniversary.
■ We plan to take you behind the scenes at Trident Seafoods, a pioneer in the
modern seafood industry and one of Costco’s most valued suppliers.
■ We are developing an article about pro sports stars who are not just doing well
on the field or court but doing good in their communities.
■ You are invited to enjoy weddings Costco-style in the March issue.
■ And we will run a piece about aging gracefully, focusing on Costco members
who are finding ways to thrive—not just survive—during their later years.
In a recent reader survey we asked readers what types of cover stories they like best:
stories about members, products, small business. Responses were distributed almost
equally among all categories. So you can count on us remaining a true general-interest
magazine, as this highlight of coming attractions clearly shows. C
David W. Fuller is Assistant
Vice President, Publishing, and
Editor of The Costco Connection.
David W. Fuller