The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) print procurement program is looking to expand the number of companies registered to do business with the agency to meet the growing printing/publishing needs of Federal agencies. "GPO's partnership with the private sector printing industry is cost-effective, creates thousands of jobs nationwide, and generates huge savings for the American taxpayer. Also, surveys of GPO's Federal agency customers in recent years have consistently reported high rates of Federal agency satisfaction with our print procurement program,” said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. GPO’s nationwide print procurement program provides significant economic opportunities for private sector companies to expand their business by providing services to Federal agency customers on a national level. GPO’s print procurement program awarded nearly $360 million in contracts to the private sector for printing and publishing services in FY 2016. Click Read More below for additional detail.
Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: COST) announced today its operating results for the first quarter (twelve weeks) of fiscal 2015, ended November 23, 2014.
Net sales for the quarter increased seven percent, to $26.28 billion from $24.47 billion during the first quarter last year.
Net income for the quarter was $496 million, or $1.12 per diluted share, compared to $425 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, last year.
Costco currently operates 671 warehouses, including 474 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 88 in Canada, 34 in Mexico, 26 in the United Kingdom, 20 in Japan, 11 in Korea, 10 in Taiwan, seven in Australia and one in Spain. Costco also operates electronic commerce web sites in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico.