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Building on its recent out-performance, Costco delivered its highest-ever sales growth for the month of December.

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Costco delivered an outstanding first quarter with total sales up 16.7%. We look at what’s behind this performance and some of the challenges it’s experiencing. Costco Q1 key numbers Total revenue up 16.6% to $50.3 bn Net sales up 16.7% to $49.4 bn Comparable sales (ex-fuel and currency impacts) up 9.8% Comparable sales up 9.9% in the US, 8.3% in Canada and 10.9% in other intern...
Following the first store opening in Shanghai in 2019, the retailer has opened its second store in China this month. 70,000 pre-registered Costco members before the opening day The new store is in Suzhou, a city in Jiangsu province, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Shanghai. It is famous for its beautiful gardens and traditional architecture. Before the store opening on 7 December, the ...
In view of the wholesale store boom in China . We take a look at how Costco has performed in the country since its high-profile market entry in 2019. First year sales reached CNY2 bn (US$310m) Costco opened its first China store in Shanghai in 2019. That store achieved sales revenue of CNY2 bn (US$310m) in the first year. Because of COVID-19 restrictions (e.g. social distancing and contr...
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