Costco is an extremely popular and recognizable warehouse store with over 100 stores across Canada. Costco is a wholesale store, selling products from food and produce to electronics, furniture, clothing, automotive equipment, and so much more. They also have services such as pharmacy, photo, and optical. Costco operates on a membership system, so all customers need to buy an annual membership plan to shop there and enjoy the deep discounts.
Costco Wholesale Corporation, or Costco, is an American company with locations around the world. It was founded in 1976 and opened its first store in Canada in 1985. It has since expanded to over 100 stores across the country. Costco is currently the 5th largest retailer in the world and is publicly traded on the stock market. Costco's own private brand is Kirkland Signature, which has thousands of products available.
The value proposition of Costco is warehouse-priced goods, so prices are very affordable. They also sell things in bulk quantities, also bringing the price down. However, customers can still check out weekly flyers for further discounts and promotions.
The Costco Connection is an online publication of current news, stories and events happening in Costco and in the community. There are notes from managers, updates on hours and policies, current promotions and new items, and stories to inspire people, such as the power of getting outside and engaging in outdoor recreation.
Costco is known as an excellent employer, offering competitive wages, career opportunities and great benefits to their employees. They are also highly committed to their community, and are involved with charities such as the Costco reading Program, the United Way and Breakfast Clubs of Canada.