Costco Wholesale Corporation is the second-largest retailer in the world, operating a chain of warehouse clubs. The company’s history dates back to 1976 when Sol Price and his son opened the first Price Club Warehouse. The company went on to open its first warehouse in 1983.
Headquartered in Issaquah Washington, the company boasts of a network of more than 700 warehouses with a majority in the U.S and the others in Canada, Mexico The U.K and other countries. Through a robust chain warehouse; the company offers storage for dry and packaged goods as well groceries and other consumer products.
In addition, Costco also operates pharmacies, gas stations among other dispensing centers. It also offers delivery services to form the warehouses.
Costco boasts of a primary listing on the Nasdaq stock exchange and is one of the biggest private employers in the U.S.