Costco takes aim at card sharing

Costco is testing out a new procedure requiring customers to scan their membership cards at store entrances in a bid to curb unauthorized sharing of cards. The pilot project has begun in Costco’s home state of Washington and builds on previous moves to verify membership at self-checkout in the same way as for those in cashier lanes. “It speeds up the process at entry and speeds up the process at the checkout,” EVP and CFO Richard Galanti told CNN.