A BEACHHEAD FOR CLUBS

LONDON (FNS) -- Price/Costco -- the American membership-club operator formed last fall with the merger of Price Co. and Costco Wholesale Corp. -- has skyrocketed to a $15 billion behemoth in the United States through the success of its warehouse clubs.Now it's rolling the concept into the untested waters of Europe.The first Costco warehouse outside North America opened in Thurrock, England, just northeast

LONDON (FNS) -- Price/Costco -- the American membership-club operator formed last fall with the merger of Price Co. and Costco Wholesale Corp. -- has skyrocketed to a $15 billion behemoth in the United States through the success of its warehouse clubs.

Now it's rolling the concept into the untested waters of Europe.

The first Costco warehouse outside North America opened in Thurrock, England, just northeast of here, late last year.

Another will open in Bushey, Englan

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