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Fox Business quotes Costco CEO Richard Galanti as saying, "We want to get you into the store because you’re going to buy more." But, the story says, "in an era where people are shopping online for giant packages of everything from dog food to disposable diapers, more investors and analysts are pressing Costco to focus on e-commerce. Meanwhile, online retailers such as Amazon.com and newer players like Boxed.com are making inroads with consumers looking to buy in bulk."

The implicit question is this: While it generally agreed that Costco has been late to the online game, is it too late to the online game?

You can read some of the answers here.
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