Costco December Sales Top Estimates

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale here on Thursday said same-store sales increased by 9% in December — a figure that exceeded analyst estimates of 6.2% growth.

Comps in U.S. stores improved by 8%, Costco added.

The membership warehouse club said sales growth was driven by positive same-store sales in all categories, led by food and sundries and aided by slight price inflation. Co

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