Costco - Store
Costco is an American chain of wholesale club giant superstores located throughout the United States and internationally. The membership-only big box retail stores sell various groceries, bulk items, frozen foods, furniture, household goods, clothing, books, jewelry, gardening and many other items. In addition, Costco has services such as photo production, optical, automotive, pharmacy, travel and much more.
Costco - History
The first Costco location opened in 1976 when it was called Price Club. Located in San Diego, the company took advantage of the growth of the warehouse club industry and, in 1983, the first location called Costco was opened in Seattle. The merging of Costco and Price Club in 1993 brought the company to more than 200 locations. Today the company has more than 840 locations throughout the world in more than a dozen countries.
Costco - Promotions
Costco offers member only savings for its customers, with sales that change regularly. Plus, Costco offers special seasonal sales for holidays and other special events. Sales events may include electronics, appliances, furniture, gifts, small kitchen gadgets, grocery items, cleaning supplies and much more.
Costco - News
In a big push toward growth, Costco has announced a number of new locations. In fact, six new locations are scheduled to open in November 2022, including Utah, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa and several others. Plus at least five more Costco stores are scheduled to open in early 2023.
Costco - More Information
Although Costco stores are larger than other grocery stores, they carry a significantly smaller number of items. While most grocery stores carry around 30,000 different units, Costco stores only have 4,000. This means that shopping at Costco is simpler and the products they do sell are chosen very carefully.