After being locked at a four-star rank for years, Costco
CAPS members rave about Costco's business model, which has held up better than many competitors' during the downturn. The current retail environment is still prompting conservative expectations from peers like Target
And Costco doesn't seem to be buckling under the strain of price competition from Wal-Mart, the way BJ's Wholesale Club
The effects of the downturn prompted a number of retailers like the struggling Sears Holdings
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