Costco Cites Strength In Sales of Perishables

ISSAQUAH, Wash. Sales in the food-sundries and fresh categories at Costco Wholesale Corp. here led all other product groups during the company's second fiscal quarter, which ended Feb. 17, Richard Galanti, executive vice president and chief financial officer, told analysts last week. Produce had the strongest comparable sales, followed by deli, he said during a conference call to discuss financial

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Sales in the food-sundries and fresh categories at Costco Wholesale Corp. here led all other product groups during the company's second fiscal quarter, which ended Feb. 17, Richard Galanti, executive vice president and chief financial officer, told analysts last week.

Produce had the strongest comparable sales, followed by deli, he said during a conference call to discuss financial results.

Galanti also said tobacco, which accounts for about 10% of vol

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