Thanks to its competitive price point on bulk items, Costco makes it possible for even cash-strapped shoppers to feed their families without breaking the bank -- even at a time like this. The last time Costco raised membership prices was in June 2017, when the cost of a basic membership increased from $55 to $60. To be fair, this wouldn't necessarily be a direct response to inflation, but rather, part of a pattern Costco has long upheld -- implementing membership fee hikes every five to six years.
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Brick-and-mortar retailers Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Costco (NASDAQ: COST) have thrived since the pandemic's onset. Given the excellent performance of late, it's understandable investors would be attracted to Walmart and Costco. Which retailer should you buy from, Walmart or Costco?