Costco is a significant player in the grocery segment. This retail giant exceeded $152 billion in revenue in 2019 and that figure will only increase in 2020. As the second-largest retailer in the world, Costco is a vital connection for any vendor. One of the first things that vendors hoping to work with this company should do is review Costco’s pallet requirements.
Costco takes sustainability and the safety of its customers very seriously, which is why the company sets stringent requirements for pallets and other packaging. Like many grocery retailers, Costco requires vendors to use the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) standard 48 by 40-inch pallet, but many of Costco’s other pallet guidelines are stricter than those of typical grocery chains. By familiarizing themselves with Costco’s requirements for pallets, vendors can take a step toward establishing a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with this popular chain.