Costco Q2 revenue beat estimates thanks to frozen food, liquor sales

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  • Costco benefited from pandemic effects in its second-quarter revenue, which beat estimates.
  • Shoppers have tended to purchase from one store to limit exposure to the virus. 
  • Members spent more on frozen foods, liquor, and electronics. 
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(Reuters) – Membership-only retail chain Costco Wholesale Corp beat analysts’ estimates for second-quarter revenue on Thursday, as people stuck at home spent more on frozen foods, liquor and electronic products.

Big-box retailers that offer one-stop shops for a range of products from food to apparel to electronics have benefited as people are making a bulk of

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8 Frozen Foods With the Most Sugar

Will Kreznick

If there is section of the grocery store that feels like you’re stepping into a vortex, transporting you to a far away land, it’s the frozen foods aisle. There are just so many options and it’s very easy to find yourself simply staring at endless amounts of colorfully packaged foods behind those glass doors. Hey, there are a lot of ice cream pints to choose from, we get it! But if you’re trying your best to stay on track with your healthy eating goals, there are some frozen foods you don’t want to ever toss into your shopping cart.

Some

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A professional chef shares the 2 Trader Joe’s frozen-food favorites he always buys for an easy meal under $5

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Jae Lee says he uses Trader Joe’s brown rice (left) and the brand’s orange chicken to make the perfect meal. Rachel Askinasi/Insider and 4kodiak/Getty Images

  • Professional chefs are among the many people who love Trader Joe’s.

  • Jae Lee, chef and owner at Nowon, told Insider he makes a full meal with two frozen-food items.

  • The restaurateur combines frozen orange chicken with microwavable rice for an easy dinner under $5.

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Even professional chefs love Trader Joe’s.

Speaking with Insider, chef Jae Lee, the owner of New York City’s Nowon restaurant, recently shared the five items

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Cheap dinner from Trader Joe’s costs under $5, says pro chef Jae Lee

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  • Professional chefs are among the many people who love Trader Joe’s. 
  • Jae Lee, chef and owner at Nowon, told Insider he makes a full meal with two frozen-food items.
  • The restaurateur combines frozen orange chicken with microwavable rice for an easy dinner under $5.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Even professional chefs love Trader Joe’s.

Speaking with Insider, chef Jae Lee, the owner of New York City’s Nowon restaurant, recently shared the five items he’s been loving from Trader Joe’s. Out of those five favorites, two are found in the frozen-food section — and according to the chef, those

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Tips For Adding Health, Ease To Your Meal Plan

Will Kreznick

The frozen food category is experiencing all-time consumer interest over the past year, with momentum expected to continue. This March, National Frozen Food Month, the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) anticipates home cooks will continue to reach for their favorite frozen foods.

This National Frozen Food Month, consider these three tips for maximizing the many benefits of frozen foods:

Mix frozen and fresh. To most frozen food consumers (72 percent), it’s not frozen or fresh – it’s frozen and fresh (Power of Frozen, 2021). “Mixing fresh and frozen in the same meal is a tell-tale trait of our core frozen

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