The coronavirus health crisis has brought so many changes around the world, and retail businesses have been hit especially hard. If you are a Costco Wholesale member you now have to wear a mask to shop in the stores, and no doubt you have missed their legendary free samples over the last couple of months. I know I have.

The company suspended the popular free samples in early March, due to safety concerns about COVID-19, and members mourned the loss. Even though we knew it was for our own well being, they were still missed. But they are coming back. According to USA TODAY, in a company wide quarterly earnings call this week, the topic of bring back the free snacks got a target return date of mid June. But with some changes. Costco chief financial officer Richard Galanti states that more information about that is coming soon, but ''needless to say it’s not going to be where you go and just pick up an open sample with your fingers."

Another change on the horizon for Costco is more menu choices at their popular food court. Galanti says that not all of the items are back right now, and some will be added in the near future. Let us know in the comments if you have missed the free samples, and if bringing them back is a good idea. Happy shopping, y'all!



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