10+ Changes Costco's Rival Chain Is Making to Its Signature Food Brand
Costco and Sam's Club have quite a few similarities, including having a food court and an in-store food line. Costco's is Kirkland Signature while Sam's is Member's Mark—and one of the companies just announced that changes are coming. The Walmart-owned Sam's Club is debuting new items and getting rid of some old ones, among over 10 other changes.
The company says that the changes are part of an effort to make Member's Mark an environmentally "purpose-driven brand" after releasing around 1,200 new items since 2020. However, it is also updating existing ones.
To do so the company is "boosting its assortment of items that are made using practices that promote animal welfare, help support land and ocean health, mitigate deforestation, utilize more sustainable textiles, and come from renewable sources" as well as removing certain ingredients from its Member's Mark products.
New packaging will be created that is more recyclable and reusable and suppliers will be called on to participate in Walmart's environmental pledge to reduce one billion metric tons of greenhouse gases. Sam's Club is also making an effort to diversify the companies it gets its Member's Mark products from, the company says in a press release.
Sustainable seafood and palm oil will soon be available, along with cage-free eggs, Fair Trade Certified coffee, tea, and cocoa, and antibiotic-free poultry products, a spokesperson for Sam's Club tells Eat This, Not That!. "As it continues to innovate Member's Mark items, Sam's Club will partner closely with the Walmart Sustainability team and leverage its My Member's Mark Community, a group formed in 2019 that includes more than 40,000 Sam's Club members who provide feedback and input on Member's Mark items throughout every phase of a product's lifecycle," they add.
Members of the wholesale chain can expect to see all these changes in the warehouse closest to them by 2025.
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