Costco Takes It Slow

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. here is taking its international expansion slowly. The membership-club operator ranks 8th on SN's list of global food retailers (see Page 14). Of its 146 locations outside the United States (including 31 operated through a joint venture in Mexico), 76 are in Canada, 20 in the U.K., eight in Japan, six in South Korea and five in Taiwan. The company plans to open

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. here is taking its international expansion slowly.

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