Costco currently operates 671 warehouses worldwide:
United States and Puerto Rico:
US Business Center:
Costco Wholesale Mission Statement
Costco's mission is to continually provide our members with quality goods and services at the lowest possible prices. In order to achieve our mission we will conduct our business with the following Code of Ethics in mind:
1) Obey the law, 2) Take care of our members, 3) Take care of our employees, and 4) Respect our vendors. If we do these things throughout our organization, then we will realize our ultimate goal, which is to reward our shareholders.
Founded in 1983 by James Sinegal and Jeffery Brotman, Costco opended their first location on September 15th, 1983 in Seattle, Washington.
Costco Wholesale is now the largest wholesale membership club operation in the world and the second largest retailer in the US. Costco currently operates a total of 671 wholesale warehouse clubs worldwide. Costco reported net sales for fiscal year 2012 of $97.06 Billion.
Costco Financial Reports
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