Costco Wholesale Corporation
Costco is open to the public and also features privately owned brands like Kirkland signature. Costco Wholesale Corporation is a membership-only warehouse club and is the second largest retailer in the United States, the seventh largest retailer in the world and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States. Costco employs 126,929 full and part-time workers in the United States, and 185,207 full and part-time employees worldwide. Costco offers lower prices and better values buying in bulk from wholesalers. At the Costco I ...view middle of the document...
Costco is known for carrying top quality national and regional brands, with 100% satisfaction guaranteed, at prices consistently below other wholesale or retail outlets. Costco’s main competitor is Sam’s Club and any other wholesale retailers, grocery stores, or supermarkets. There are currently 71.2 million cardholders in the world and of these cardholders there are 39.0 million households who own a membership.
The warehouses are designed to help small-to-medium-sized businesses reduce costs in purchasing for resale and for everyday business use. Costco Wholesale Industries operates manufacturing businesses, including special food packaging, optical laboratories, meat processing, tire installation and jewelry distribution. Costco also present multiple fully functional gas pumps located outsides of the warehouse to draw in members with their incredibly low gas prices. Costco has a goal of providing members with high quality products at substantially lower prices.
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