My wife and I went to Costco last month planning to purchase some diapers. We’ve been Costco members for a couple of years, and were just recently blessed with the opportunity to purchase diapers. We’ve been impressed with the price benefit that the Kirkland Signature brand (Costco’s store brand) had offered on many products in the past. We’d also heard many great things about their prices on diapers, so we decided to take a look.
I was shocked when I found that their unit price per diaper was, for just about every size, higher than the national brand (Huggies) that they sell.
I did some digging and found that they’ve recently raised prices on their diapers. From the historical prices that I’ve been able to dig up, it looks like the prices have gone up anywhere from 26% to 33% across the board. This chart speaks for itself:
Really, Costco? For a store that prides itself on value, especially for the Kirkland product line, this is shocking. My family and I have become more and more trusting of Costco, and the Kirkland line, and this is a good way to erase a good portion of that trust in one fell swoop.Copyright 2017 Original content authorized only to appear on Money Beagle. Please subscribe via RSS, follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or receive e-mail updates. Thank you for reading.