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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.

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We review Costco’s fourth quarter and full year results and the challenges it is seeing with higher costs, shipping capacity and labour shortages. Fourth quarter and full year key numbers Q4 total revenue up 14.8% to $62.7bn, with full year revenue up 17.5% to $196.0bn Comparable sales for the quarter (ex-fuel and currency impacts) up 9.4%, including up 10.3% in the US, 6.7% in Canada...
The country is seeing a wholesale store boom. Yonghui opened its first wholesale store in May 2021, it now has 45 such stores. Local retailers are rushing into the wholesale sector, encouraged by Yonghui’s good results Yonghui opened its first wholesale store in May 2021 by upgrading one of its Bravo YH supermarkets in Fuzhou. Within four months, it has upgraded 45 selected stores into wh...
In its latest accounts filed with Companies House for the year to 30 August 2020, Costco UK has recorded total sales up 15.7% to £3,130m across its combined warehouse and online operations. The core warehouse business, operating from 29 sites across the UK, saw its sales rise 14.5%, all but reaching £3bn for the first time. ‘Food & sundries’ were the key drivers With shoppers focused on sho...
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