Costco, the US warehouse club, reported higher fourth-quarter profits as a result of strong sales of health and beauty products as well as food and hardware.
Net profit for the fourth quarter to August 29, grew to $296.8m compared with $239.4m a year earlier. Net sales rose 11% to $14.83bn.
For the full financial year, net sales grew by 13% to $47.15bn, while net profit increased 22% to $882.4m.