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from the publisher’s desk
SUSTAINABILITY HAS LONG been serious business at
Costco. Sustainability refers to agricultural and production
processes that ensure an adequate, ongoing supply of quality foods, while people involved in every step of the process
enjoy livable incomes and the environment is protected for
future generations. The result? Local businesses and communities thrive and our members receive top-quality food
at great prices.
Costco buyers go straight to the source to understand
the process for every item that we sell. A good example is
our organic egg program, described in the cover story on
page 22. We are working with egg producers around the
country to make local, sustainable, high-quality organic eggs available to our members.
And, as the story points out, these same sustainable production methods can be applied to
many other products.
Packaging plays a key role in sustainability. Costco has long made improvements by
converting packaging to recyclable materials. We have also been redesigning packaging so
that more units fit on each pallet, requiring fewer trucks on the roads and reducing energy
consumption and pollution. Costco’s focus on sustainability is far from complete and will
Meanwhile, it will soon be time to head back to school! This issue is filled with
many school necessities to get your student off to a good start, including computers,
electronic tablets, binders, calculators, notebooks, pens and more. You can stock up on
all of your school and office supplies in our warehouses and on Costco.com.
The fall also brings a new soccer season. You may have read recent reports about the
dangers of concussions on youth soccer fields. Full90 soft padded headgear is designed to
reduce the risk of concussion. As founder Jeff Skeen notes in the story on page 41, shin
guards have long been required equipment on the soccer field. What’s more important:
your child’s shins or his or her head? You can find Full90 headgear on Costco.com.
Enjoy your summer, and we’ll see you in the back-to-school section at Costco! C
Ginnie Roeglin is Senior Vice
President, E-Commerce and
Publishing, and Publisher of
The Costco Connection.
from the editor’s desk
David W. Fuller
FOR SOME TIME now, we have been suggesting you try
out our Online Edition. Many readers who have linked to
or called up the OE have signed up to receive it each
month. Some who have made that decision have canceled
their print edition. Others have chosen to continue with
both editions. What surprises me is that the numbers in
both cases are as low as they are.
You have to understand that I am a “print guy” of
some 40-plus years’ standing—or sitting (at the type-
writer and computer). But as a reporter, editor, publisher
and marketer during that time, I have adapted to and
ultimately embraced numerous technological advances. I believe still that nothing can
compare with the true portability and pleasing tactile qualities of a good print publica-
tion. But a replica digital edition such as ours has its advantages:
• It is less costly to deliver to readers, saving on paper, ink, gasoline and human effort.
• It is more easily sharable, through the Internet.
• It is easily searchable for the subjects that are of most interest.
• It offers access to an archive of previous issues going back to 2004, also fully searchable. (That in itself I consider a whopper of a plus.)
I want to encourage you to give the Online Edition a try.
You can do this by going to Costco.com and searching for
“subscription.” To make this even easier for those of you with
smartphones, here is one of those new-fangled 2D barcodes.
Just snap a shot and you’ll go right to our Online Edition
sign-up page. C
David W. Fuller is Assistant
Vice President, Publishing, and
Editor of The Costco Connection.
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