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Costco profile

A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated twice yearly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.

Costco: data

See data on the retailer’s performance and forecasts for its operations by channel.

Strategic outlook for Costco

We look at Costco's strategic priorities for the next five years.

USA Country Presentation

A guide to the USA grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

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Latest accounts filed with Companies House show the UK operation of global warehouse club operator Costco saw its sales rise by 14.4% in the year to 29 August 2021, reaching £3,582m over the 12 months. This is the wholesaler’s second year of double-digit growth over the pandemic period, following its +15.7% performance in the year to 30 August 2020.

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While most retailers have seen inflation benefit their top line in their latest quarterly performances, many have seen their profitability dip. Unable to pass on the full impact of higher costs to customers, or reduce costs in other parts of their business given the rapid run-up in inflation this year, margins have been impacted. But Costco has fared better. We look at how it outperformed its pee...
Costco’s net sales increased 16.1% in the second quarter, maintaining its strong pace of growth despite tough comparables from last year. Against this backdrop of growth, we look at how it is navigating cost and supply chain challenges. Q2 key numbers Net sales increased 16.1% to $50.9 bn Comparable sales (ex-fuel and currency impacts) up 11.3% in the US, 12.4% in Canada and 9.0% in o...
Building on its recent out-performance, Costco delivered its highest-ever sales growth for the month of December. Net sales up 16.2% As one of the first global retailers to report on its holiday performance, Costco’s results provide a great read on consumer sentiment, especially in North America, which accounts for over 86% of its sales. Sales in December increased 16.2% globally to $22.2bn,...
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