A profound mentor of mine once said
“to really enjoy, appreciate and value what
you are doing, you need to know more about
The Costco Connection certainly provides
me with the resource to better understand the
products and services I purchase from Costco
on a level I don’t get from other retailers.
Especially in the February 2013 issue, the
article “Having a ball” allowed me more than
the simple pleasure of buying chocolate for
my family at Valentine’s. It also allowed me
the pleasure of knowing I was purchasing a
product produced by a company whose family values align with my own personal beliefs,
which furthered my pleasure in knowing that
my money was well spent.
evaluated many domestic shrimp suppliers
and have only found a few that meet our production and quality specifications. However,
we continue to have dialogue and plant visits
with U.S. suppliers, and we do carry domestic
gulf caught shrimp in some Costco locations.
Big on shrimp
I read with great interest the article in the
current Costco Connection regarding sustain-
able seafood farming [“In for the long haul,”
March 2013]. I buy frozen shrimp in the
Plano, Texas, Costco that is sourced from
Vietnam. I have trusted Costco to ensure that
the product is of the highest quality and
meets U.S. food quality standards. I am grati-
fied that there is a consciousness at Costco
that meeting U.S. food quality standards on
globally sourced products is important to
U.S. consumers. My only question is: Aren’t
there U.S. shrimp farms that could be sources
COURTESY JER’S CHOCOLATES
I’ve been buying my jeans at Costco for
more than a decade now. I find the Kirkland
Signature™ jeans to be the best fit for me, and
always of high quality, for a great price.
But for the last few months I have been
unable to find my size, 40 x 34. My work is
hard on my clothes, and I go through six to
eight pairs a year, so I’d really like to be able to
continue shopping for them at Costco. Please
bring this size back to your inventory, or at
least make them available online.
Ken Kimble, assistant general merchandise
manager of corporate foods, replies: Currently,
domestic shrimp production can only supply
12 to 18 percent of the U.S. demand. We have
Dawn Vetter, Costco men’s apparel buyer, re-
plies: We did, in fact, stop producing the 40 x
34 size for the Kirkland Signature jeans. How-
ever, due to the overwhelming request to bring
it back, it will be available in all locations
soon. We just started shipping 40 x 34 this
month, so your Costco may take a little while
to receive them.
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times “★★★★”
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS 2012
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