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Last year, Costco Japan announced plans to launch an online store. We are now beginning to see the wholesaler make progress.

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We review Costco’s fourth quarter performance and the drivers behind its strong performance. Costco: the key numbers Costco’s fourth quarter total revenue increased by 7.0% to $47.5 bn Over the period, comparable store sales, excluding currency and fuel impacts, increased by 5.1% Net income increased 5.2% in the quarter to $1.1 bn For the full year, total revenue increased by 7....
Costco has opened its first warehouse in China today (27 th of August). The warehouse brings members the best possible price on quality items by selling in large quantities. Its communication channels have also been tweaked to adapt to the China market. New store the same size as three football pitches Located at Lianyou Road, Minhang District, the membership-only wholesaler continues its ...
We look at Costco’s new digital membership card and what this could mean for the retailer and its members. Ability to deliver more relevant and personalised offers Costco has added a digital membership card to its app, enabling customers to enter its clubs and check-out without the need for a physical card. While other retailers have offered this capability for several years, and itself is ...

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01/12/2019
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Costco.
11/09/2019
Costco opened its first store in China on 27 August 2019, we assess how the retailer has approached market entry and how it is looking to win in Asia’s largest grocery market.
15/07/2019
Costco is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Japan this year. We visit Costco’s flagship warehouse in Kawasaki to pick out some of the key highlights that underpin its continued success.
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