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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Stock Price: $424.34 USD 1.11 (0.26%)
Updated Jul 27, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Country United States
Founded 1976
IPO Date Sep 22, 1993
Industry Discount Stores
Sector Consumer Defensive
Employees 156,000
CEO W. Craig Jelinek

Contact Details

Address:999 Lake Dr
Issaquah, Washington 98027-8990
United States
Phone 425 313 8100

Stock Information

Ticker Symbol COST
Exchange NASDAQ
Fiscal Year September - August
Reporting Currency US Dollars
CIK Code 0000909832
CUSIP Number 22160K105
ISIN Number US22160K1051
Employer ID 91-1223280

Company Description

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan.

It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio products; meat, bakery, and deli products, as well as produce; and apparel and small appliances.

It also operates pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers, as well as 615 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries.

As of October 07, 2020, the company operated 796 warehouses, including 552 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 102 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 27 in Japan, 16 in South Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China.

It also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999.

Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

Key Executives

W. Craig JelinekPresident, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Richard A. GalantiExecutive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Joseph P. PorteraExecutive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Eastern and Canadian Divisions and Chief Diversity Officer
James P. MurphyExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of International Division
Ron M. VachrisExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Merchandising
Paul G. MoultonExecutive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Patrick J. CallansExecutive Vice President of Administrative
Robert E. NelsonSenior Vice President of Financial Planning and Investor Relations and Treasury
John SullivanSenior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary
Richard C. ChavezSenior Vice President of Costco Wholesale Industries and Business Development