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Costco Wholesale Corporation
Costco was founded in 1976 in San Diego, CA with its first warehouse in Seattle. Today, Costco has a total of 655 locations. Costco employs about 174,000 full and part-time employees. They were the first company to grow from zero to $3 billion in sales in less than six years and are now the leaders in total sales volume.
Wal-Mart isn’t a behemoth in every business. Costco is the nation’s largest wholesale club operator (ahead of Wal-Mart’s SAM’S CLUB). The firm operates more than 640 membership warehouse stores. Primarily under the Costco Wholesale banner, it serves some 71 million members in 40-plus US states, as well as in Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Taiwan, and the UK. Stores offer discount prices on an average of about 4,000 products (many in bulk packaging), ranging from alcoholic beverages and appliances to fresh food, pharmaceuticals, and tires. Certain club memberships also offer products and services, such as car and home insurance, mortgage and real estate services, and travel packages.
We are a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing our members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise. With hundreds of locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, all designed to make your shopping experience a pleasurable one.