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True to form, Costco showed why it's still one of the strongest retailers today and a great company to own. The mass retailer is focused on winning customer loyalty by offering a tremendous value. Even with Wal-Mart and Target breathing down its neck for years, Costco continues to grow. Sales were up 14% overall last quarter, with a 5% increase in same-store sales. More specialized retailers like Safeway and Best Buy continued to experience a slowdown because of the sluggish economy. Costco always looks expensive, but that's for good reason. It is a high-quality company with a strong competitive advantage that will create value for shareholders for years. It's a good addition to any portfolio.
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