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Amazon is seen as one of Costco's top competitors. Amazon was founded in Seattle, Washington} in 1994. Amazon is in the Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors industry. Compared to Costco, Amazon generates $232.5B more revenue.

Walmart is Costco's #2 competitor. Walmart was founded in 1962, and its headquarters is in Bentonville, Arkansas. Walmart competes in the Discount Stores industry. Walmart has 2,046,000 more employees than Costco.

Target is Costco's #3 rival. Target is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was founded in 1902. Like Costco, Target also competes in the Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors industry. Target generates 52% the revenue of Costco.


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Costco's revenue is the ranked 4th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 96.3B.

Costco Acquisitions

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Costco Funding History





Dec 1985

Since Costco was founded in 1983, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Costco has raised $0. Costco's funding round was on Dec 1985 for a total of $0

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Costco News

June 7, 2021Zacks

Costco (COST) Continues to Witness Stellar Sales & Comps

Costco (COST) has been rapidly adopting the omni-channel mantra to provide a seamless shopping experi... See more »
June 5, 2021Business Insider

Costco says it's getting more expensive keep the rotisserie chicken at $4.99, but it won't raise the price

Costco CFO says that the company is under "inflationary pressures" with shortages, shipping delays, a... See more »
June 4, 2021Drug Store News

Costco reports sales gain in May

The retailer reported that its sales rose 24.2% to $15.59 billion in May, and same-store sales rose 2... See more »
June 3, 2021MarketWatch

Costco says May sales up 24%, but pace of online sales growth slows

Costco Wholesale Inc.'s sales rose 24% to $15.59 billion in May, with online sales growing a relative... See more »
June 3, 2021Adweek

Costco's Free Samples Are Returning, Even Though Samplers May Not

When Costco CFO Richard Galanti mentioned free samples will be back at the membership warehouse's 550... See more »
June 3, 2021PYMNTS

Sampling Returns As Food Prices Hit Decade-Long High

Good news for those who like to try before they buy in the grocery store: In-store sampling is making... See more »
June 1, 2021The Business Journals: Orlando

Costco to open new location in Clermont

It's the latest in the region, as the Seattle retailer also plans to open a location in Viera.... See more »

Costco Press Releases

November 20, 2020PR Newswire

THE MOST WONDERS by AROMATICA available online at Costco USA

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AROMATICA, South Korea's leading clean and sustainable beauty... See more »
October 7, 2020GlobeNewswire

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports September Sales Results

ISSAQUAH, Wash., Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Costco Wholesale Corporation ("Costco" or the "Com... See more »
October 5, 2020Accesswire

Concierge Technologies Subsidiary Increases Online Distribution Costco.com to Offer Original Sprout Tahitian Collection

Products Now Available on Costco.com SAN CLEMENTE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 5, 2020 / Original Sprou... See more »
September 1, 2020centralcharts

Global Diversified Marketing Group and Costco Wholesale Corp Enter Late Stage Discussions for Product Marketing Agreement

ISLAND PARK, N.Y., Sept. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Diversified Marketing Group Inc (OTC: GD... See more »
January 14, 2020PR Newswire

Famous Chinese New Year Gift, Wisconsin Ginseng, Now Available at Costco

WAUSAU, Wis., Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Ginseng is now available in many Costco stores ... See more »
September 5, 2019GlobeNewswire

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports August Sales Results

ISSAQUAH, Wash., Sept. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Costco Wholesale Corporation ("Costco" or the "Co... See more »
September 3, 2019Business Wire

Popcornopolis Halloween Popcorn Snack Packs Debut at Select Costco Locations September 1

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Back by popular demand, Popcornopolis announced that their hauntingly-g... See more »

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Costco Summary



Costco (NASDAQ, COST) is an online membership based warehouse club for electronic appliances, grocery, accessories, baby goods, household and beauty products. It was founded in 1983 and has its corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Washington. Costco Wh...


Costco's President & CEO, Craig W. Jelinek, currently has an approval rating of 98%. Costco's primary competitors are Amazon, Walmart & Target.



Frequently Asked Questions about Costco

  1. When was Costco founded?

    Costco was founded in 1983
  2. Who is Costco's CEO?

    Costco's CEO is Craig W. Jelinek
  3. How much revenue does Costco generate?

    Costco generates $186.6B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Costco have?

    Costco has historically raised $0 in funding
  5. Where is Costco's headquarters?

    Costco's headquarters is in Issaquah Washington, USA
  1. How many employees does Costco have?

    Costco has 254,000 employees
  2. What sector does Costco operate in?

    Costco is in Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors, Pharmacy, Health & Beauty, Consumer Electronics & Appliances
  3. Who are Costco's competitors?

    Costco's top competitors are Amazon, Walmart, Target
  4. Who has Costco invested in?

    Costco's has invested in companies such as Fearless Fund