Costco reportedly stops handing out free samples in some stores due to coronavirus

Costco reportedly stops handing out free samples in some stores due to coronavirus

The days of leisurely strolling through Costco and sampling free food may be over. Temporarily, at least.

As cases of the new coronavirus (which results in the disease COVID-19) continue to spread, Costco is reportedly taking precautionary measures and suspending free food samples in select stores.

On Friday, Business Insider reported that certain Costco stores in the U.S. and China have suspended free samples. It remains unclear if free samples will be suspended in all U.S. stores or simply those in areas significantly impacted by the coronavirus, but USA Today notes that Costco stores in California, Washington, and Florida are unsure when they’ll start offering free samples again. Read more…

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