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In accounts submitted to Companies House, Costco UK has recorded turnover of £2,545m for the year to September 2018.  This is up an estimated 9.9% on an equivalent 52-week basis with 2017.  Profitablility improved with gross margin for the year edging up to 2.8% from 2.7%. Fuel a key driver With two further fuel forecourt sites added to existing warehouses (Edinburgh and Glasgow) in the yea...
Costco Wholesale Corp. is set to open its first bricks-and-mortar warehouse in China this August. A business based on membership strategy After setting up an online store on Alibaba’s Tmall five years ago, the U.S wholesaling giant is to open its first physical warehouse in Shanghai’s Minhang district on the 27 th of August. Costco’s model in North America has been based on families buyi...
Costco has announced that it will open its first store in New Zealand. Auckland's Westgate chosen for first store The new 14,000 sq m membership club store will be located at Westgate on the north western edge of Auckland. It will provide a new retail destination for the city, with 800 parking spaces and include groceries, electronics, homewares, plus fuel, a tyre centre, an optometrist and...

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01/08/2019
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Costco.
01/03/2019
We review the outlook for Costco over the next five years and identify the company' top growth markets, including US, Canada, Mexico and UK. We look in-depth at its global strategic objectives across its wholesale and club store estate and how it is investing in its ecommerce operations, enhancing its technology and developing its range as it looks to grow revenues beyond US$200bn by 2023.
07/02/2019
This guide to the USA includes data on demographics, economic overview and political outlook, an overview of the American retail market and insight on the leading retailers.
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