Finding the perfect premium, presliced, precooked bacon for Costco Wholesale required corporate buyer Sarah George to make some personal sacrifices.
"I was in 10 bacon plants, looking for someone making a truly premium cooked bacon," she recalled. "I think the people who I sat next to on the plane were a little bit leery of me. That smoke smell sticks in your hair."
Unable to find a precooked bacon of high enough quality, Costco turned to its current bacon supplier, Hormel, to