ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Although Sam's Club and BJ's Wholesale Club have improved their price positioning, Costco Wholesale Corp. here sees itself as its own toughest competitor, Richard Galanti, executive vice president and chief financial officer, said last week. “We've been our own hardest competitor in terms of pushing down prices,” he told a conference call sponsored by Citigroup, New York. “BJ's has gotten better in its performance of late, and Sam's got tougher three years ago and has ...

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