Value earned Costco its high marks from 31,000 Consumer Reports subscribers, a report says. Sam's Club, Wal-Mart and Kmart rounded out the top six mega-stores in the survey that ranked stores on quality, selection, problems and customer satisfaction.
A sharp increase in people developing cirrhosis of the liver has prompted doctors to lobby for health warnings on alcoholic beverages sold in the U.K. Doctors say labeling the products could help ward off the disease, which has been linked to excessive drinking.
Albertson's yesterday announced plans to auction four closed Jewel-Osco stores in the Chicago area. The company said it would sell or close 116 stores in Tennessee and Texas. The savings are intended to help Albertson's compete with such supercenters as Wal-Mart by marketing fresh produce and expanding albertsons.com.