Since 1997, the data, information and analysis we have accumulated and continue to provide can positively impact your club business. For example:
Warehouse Club Focus – First Issue Each Year
Annually, within the first two weeks of the New Year, WCF recaps the industry’s overall sales and category sales from the previous year. This issue provides your team with real time data for evaluating the industry and projecting your club business. Read the first issue from 2022.
Warehouse Club Focus – Category Analyses
The best way to understand club buying and merchandising strategies is to analyze the departments and categories at each club.
WCF divides the entire list of club departments and categories into four groups. Each group is analyzed approximately every 12 months. Read about dry grocery/candy, freezer/cooler, majors/sundries and HBA/softlines.
Warehouse Club Focus – Location Visits
Visiting club locations is a core part of our editorial calendar. These visits illuminate ideas and strategies from other suppliers and categories. Read about our March, 2022 visit to clubs in California.
Warehouse Club Industry Guide
The 380 page 2023 Guide is updated annually and is an incredible resource to cost effectively impart club industry knowledge. For example, the Guide can train a transitioning employee or provide a blueprint for creating effective packaging. Read the 2015 edition.
What type of category data does your team have? Our data history goes back more than two decades. HHC Publishing tracks a variety of industry data like category SKUs and sales from 2004, private label SKUs and sales from 2006, monthly and yearly industry sales since 1995 and more.
Download the category SKUs and sales Excel file (this file is zipped for security – if you have trouble downloading, right click the link and open in a new window).
Part of our business is providing on-site seminars for suppliers to help them better understand BJ’s, Costco, PriceSmart and Sam’s Club.
Although these presentations are customized, similar information is provided. That base presentation of 90 plus slides is available for you to download. Take a look at the first 31 slides from the April, 2022 industry snapshot.