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|Costco Connection Magazine||02/01/2021||02/28/2021|
Costco is an American wholesale corporation that operates a membership only chain of retail stores. In the 2019 edition of Fortune 500, Costco was ranked number 14 in the rankings of the largest corporations in the United States by total revenue. Their headquarters are in Washington, Issaquah, an eastern suburb of Seattle. Although it's former location was in Kirkland. The company opened its first warehouse in 1983, in Seattle. Costco's corporate history dates back to 1976. Last researched in March 2021, Costco has over 800 warehouses all over the world. There are 558 branches in the United States (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), 103 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 27 in Japan, 16 in South Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China.
Costco has played a big part in leading the initiative to enhance the mixture of merchandise all over the world. They did this by tailoring the availability of products based on the area, making sure there's a provision of both local and international products. Costco has a history of discontinuing products after some time, they may release a particular product as a seasonal product and no longer restock it. Overtime, Costco has gradually expanded its product range. Initially, they proffered to sell only boxed products, but now, the products they offer range from food to caskets. The company has plans to expand by opening new warehouses by 2022 in Sweden and New Zealand.