You probably visit Costco for their take-and-bake pizza and Kirkland Signature small peanut butter cups.
Your preferred goodies aren't on the shelf when you arrive at the store, though. They are no longer available.
There are a number of causes for Costco and other retailers to abruptly quit carrying consumer favourites.
Products can occasionally be seasonal or have a limited production run because the manufacturer always intended to.
Items that can be found for less money at other retailers should also be removed.
When a product isn't moving quickly enough, businesses need to swap to another one that will be popular with customers.
If suppliers raise prices too much or the quality deteriorates, businesses will stop selling the product.
Companies will discontinue selling an item if the producer cannot make enough of it.