"More cougars in Aspen."
I found that humorous. The rest...sad, but not surprising.
Just got back from a monthly shopping trip to CostCo to stock up on a variety of things. Had a bite there with my girlfriend - hot dog and slice of pizza, (both surprisingly good), and a soda. $3.80, total. We used to hit the food trucks across the street, but would end up paying close to $20 for lunch that often wasn't that good.
Anyway, got me thinking - CostCo offers really good value for its customers, pays and treats its employees well (from everything I've ever read), and the company and its stock seem to do very well. Why is that such a hard business model to replicate?
I feel compelled to add that unlike a lot of folks who poo-poo the various Vail resorts I've skied many of them and like them, and am very appreciative of the Epic Pass, which I feel is a tremendous value, and which I hope persists.
Edited by jc-ski - 11/12/14 at 1:26pm