Costco appears to be giving Bud Light a touch of Star Wars, but not in a favorable way — more akin to the Dark Side.
Numerous social media investigators have discovered the ominous 'star of death' — otherwise known as the Death Star — on Bud Light cases across multiple Costco outlets. For those not familiar with the shopping habits of this widespread store, this symbol typically signifies that an item will not be replenished once it's sold out.
To sum it up: grab it while it's available, because once it's gone, it's gone for good.
At Costco this morning, practically giving away Bud Light. pic.twitter.com/tsyymCZjT5
— colleen ???? (@plineytheelder) July 1, 2023
COSTCO says... STAR OF DEATH for Bud Light * it will not be restocked. ???? pic.twitter.com/hWYTXEckDA
— SHARKINTHEWATER (@s_h_a_r_k_e_y) July 11, 2023
Currently, the exact implications of every 'death star' appearing on Costco's products remain somewhat ambiguous. However, the Western Journal suggests there are certain clues that can be pieced together.
Marie Clark, who is the editor of the shopping website CostContessa, previously addressed this topic last autumn, as reported by the Western Journal.
“On Costco price tags, if you see an asterisk in the upper right-hand corner, this indicates an item won’t be restocked,” Clark said in a September 2022 interview on the food website TheKitchn.
Certain Reddit users highlighted on Tuesday that the star might simply signify Costco's decision to discontinue the 16 oz cans of Bud Light, rather than the entire beer product.
Despite the specifics, it's another piece of unwelcome news amidst a growing sea of unfavorable headlines for the formerly well-liked beer.
Sales have been on a downward spiral for three consecutive months, with the latest data indicating a nearly 30% reduction compared to the same period last year, ending on July 1.
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