BUSINESS | Costco’s free food samples are being pulled from some of its stores as coronavirus worries grow

  • Costco is no longer serving free food samples at some of its stores around the world as a hygiene measure against the novel coronavirus.
  • Representatives for the company that handles Costco’s product demonstrations in certain countries confirmed that it had pulled samples from stores in the US and China.
  • A spokesperson for Costco was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Business Insider.

Costco’s free food samples have become an iconic part of its image and a key reason why its megafans stay so loyal to the chain. But in recent weeks, some shoppers have raised concerns about whether the warehouse chain should be serving up these tasty bites amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Editor’s Note: We have been advised that the Oxnard Costco has suspended free samples at its location

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