Costco prices on a plane of paper towels and shampoo
Costco is charging $1.80 per pound for its paper towels in the US and Canada, up from $1 and $1 a pound a few months ago, while it is selling at a discount at most other retailers.
The company is using a different method of pricing than most retailers, which is using an index that measures the price of goods and services, not actual prices.
In Canada, for instance, the average price is about $1 per pound, but the index is used to calculate the prices for many retailers.
That means that Costco’s price is likely lower than it was when the index was introduced in October.
Costco has used the index since the middle of 2014 to price a range of products, including groceries, home goods, clothes and household items.
The index has increased the prices of many products and services.
Costos paper towels are the latest example of the company’s pricing method, which has been criticized by the consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog.
It says it has a “systemic and deliberate approach to price gouging,” and that it doesn’t give consumers a fair price for the goods they buy.
But the company has defended its pricing methods.
“We are proud to say that our price of paper towel is the lowest in the industry, even compared to competitors,” a company spokesman said in a statement.