Costco Wholesale Corp.

Data: North America

  • Location: Issaquah, Wash.
  • Top Executive: Jim Sinegal, president and CEO
  • Corporate Stores: 544
  • Sales in $ Billions: 72.5
  • Date FY Ended: 8/31/08
  • Website: [3]


Revenues at Costco include sales of $71 billion and membership fees of $1.5 billion. Groceries, encompassing food, sundries and fresh products, plus pharmacy and gasoline, account for 63% of the sales total, or $44.7 billion. Of the company’s total sales, 78% comes from 398 warehouses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; 15% from 75 warehouses in Canada; and 7% from 39 warehouses in the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. (Volume from 31 Costco warehouses in Mexico is not included in the company’s reported sales.)