Costco Wholesale Corp.
| Nasdaq: COST
Costco Wholesale Corp. operates membership warehouses based on the concept that offering members low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and select private-label products in a wide range of merchandise categories. It operates warehouses in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia and through majority-owned subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. The company warehouses present exclusive product category selections to be found under a single roof, which include appliances, auto and tires, baby, kids and toys, clothing and handbags, computers and printers, electronics, food and gift baskets, funeral, furniture, gift cards, tickets & floral, hardware health & beauty, home & decor, jewelry & watches, office products, patio, outdoor & pets sports & fitness, travel & luggage. It also provides ancillary and other services include gas stations, pharmacy, food court, optical, one-hour photo, hearing aid and travel. Costco Wholesale was founded in 1983 by James D. Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman and is headquartered in Issaquah, WA.