Costco Wholesale Corporation in Retailing

August 2021

Costco is the undisputed global leader in the warehouse clubs category, and the sixth largest retailer overall. Costco continues to enjoy exceptional demand for its products due to its highly competitive pricing, product quality and low-cost membership model. Costco’s focus on in-store retailing works for its business model, but the company may need to expand its e-commerce capabilities as online purchasing continues to expand rapidly across the retailing industry.

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Euromonitor International's report on Costco Wholesale Corp delivers a detailed strategic analysis of the company's business, examining its performance in the Retailing market and the global economy. Company and market share data provide a detailed look at the financial position of Costco Wholesale Corp, while in-depth qualitative analysis will help you understand the brand strategy and growth prospects of Costco Wholesale Corp.

This report examines:

  • Company share by region and sector
  • Brand portfolio
  • New product developments
  • Marketing and distribution strategies

A detailed SWPT analysis of Costco Wholesale Corp provides strategic intelligence on:

  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Category and country opportunities for growth
  • Challenges and threats from current competition and future prospects
  • Global and regional market positions

Research you can trust:

Euromonitor International's company profile reports are written by our Retailing research team, a dedicated group of analysts that knows the industry inside and out. Buy this report to inform your planning, strategy, marketing, sales and competitor intelligence functions.

Scope of the Report



Executive summary

State of Play

Top companies at a glance
Costco Wholesale Corp’s global footprint
Company overview
Growth decomposition

Exposure to Future Growth

COVID-19 impact
COVID-19 and e-commerce development
Exposure to growth
Projected rankings

Competitive Positioning

R elative performance
Private label strategy
Key categories and markets
Key brands

Store-Based Retailing

Store-based retailing: sales by region
Global market for warehouse clubs


Costco’s business model limits e-commerce commitment
Projected e-commerce sales

Key Findings

Executive summary


Projected Company Sales: FAQs
Projected Company Sales: FAQs

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