Food and Fresh Categories Lead Costco Sales

Sales in the food-sundries and fresh categories at Costco Wholesale Corp. led all other product groups during the second quarter, which ended Feb. 17, Richard Galanti, executive vice president and chief financial officer, told analysts yesterday during a conference call to discuss the company's financial results.

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Sales in the food-sundries and fresh categories at Costco Wholesale Corp. here led all other product groups during the second quarter, which ended Feb. 17, Richard Galanti, executive vice president and chief financial officer, told analysts yesterday during a conference call to discuss the company’s financial results. Produce had the strongest comparable sales, followed by deli, he noted. However, tobacco, which accounts for about 10% of volume in the food and sundries categ

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