Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1983 by entrepreneurs James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman in Seattle, Washington, USA. From the very first days of its existence, retail trade was its sphere of activity. Today it is one of the world's largest networks of self-service warehouses.
The company sells a limited range of goods, but at very attractive prices. If you become a member of the Costco Wholesale club system, you can get an additional discount on top of that. Not surprisingly, the number of participants in such a program is 60 million people. Regular attractive marketing promotions also contribute to the growth of popularity.
Costco warehouses are now located not only in the US, but also in Canada, Mexico, the UK, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Spain and South Korea. The decoration of these "sales factories" is exceptionally simple - concrete floors and simple fluorescent lamps, costs are kept to a minimum. But the prices of goods delight buyers with their democratic nature.
Costco Wholesale also sells inexpensive goods under its own brand - Kirkland Signature. It was first introduced in 1995. Products of this brand can also be purchased on the website of the online store Amazon.