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Current CEO: James Sinegal

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Costco Wholesale Corporation, also referred to simply as "Costco," was founded in 1983 in Kirkland, Washington, and currently is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington. The company was founded by current CEO James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman and offers wholesale consumer goods to customers that purchase memberships. Price Club, another wholesale discount chain, merged with Costco Wholesale in 1993, doubling both companies' retail locations and creating PriceCostco. In 1997, all Price Club locations, as well as PriceCostco locations, were branded simply as Costco. As of 2009, Costco is the third largest retailer in the United States and is the ninth largest in the world.

For employees, there are a number of avenues to pursue when it comes to working at Costco Wholesale. While the company's focus is on retail sales, due to the size of its locations, stocking, transportation, and distribution are all popular Costco careers. Costco's 142,000 full-time and part-time employees are expected to represent Costco culture, which places a strong focus on building value for customers, as well as offering unique products and services at low prices. In some surveys, Costco employees were found to have access to benefits at a higher rate than other whole membership clubs. Some Costco benefits include access to health insurance, paid time off, including vacation, personal and sick time, as well as discounts on memberships, products and services.

Costco Wholesale has over 400 locations across the United States and over 140 internationally. International locations include Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, and Australia. Regardless of location, the business model that is used by Costco involves selling memberships to Costco retail locations, which in turn allow members to purchase goods and services at wholesale, or near wholesale, cost. Costco stores typically carry a variety of different items, including food, clothing, jewelry, electronics, appliances, lawn and garden equipment, as well as home and leisure products.

Costco also has specialized service locations, such as Costco Business Centers, which focus on wholesale office supplies instead of home goods. Costco has tried other specialty offerings in the past, such as Costco Home, which sold upscale home decor, such as furniture and kitchen products, however this project was abandoned in 2009. Costco has also attempted to develop a high-end supermarket model in the past, labelled as Costco Fresh, but the project never really took off and was ended in 2003.

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