Finding the perfect premium, presliced, precooked bacon for Costco Wholesale required corporate buyer Sarah George to make some personal sacrifices. "I was in 10 bacon plants, looking for someone making a truly premium cooked bacon," she recalled. "I think the people who I sat next to on the plane were a little bit leery of me. That smoke smell sticks in your hair." Unable to find a precooked bacon of high enough quality, Costco turned to its current bacon supplier, Hormel, to make one. ...
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