Costco Expects Strong Demand

Costco Expects Strong Demand

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. here said last week it anticipates some inflation in fresh foods, particularly proteins, with increases in the mid- to high single-digit range likely over the next six to nine months.

“Beyond that, it’s hit and miss,” Richard A. Galanti, executive vice president and chief financial officer, told analysts.

“Beef is up, and canned tuna, and t

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