Costco Wholesale Day
Costco Wholesale Day is held on July 12. This event in the second decade of the month July is annual. Help us
Costco's earliest predecessor, Price Club, opened its first store on July 12, 1976, on Morena Boulevard in San Diego, California. It was founded three months earlier by Sol Price and his son, Robert, following a dispute with the new owners of FedMart, Price's previous membership-only discount store. Price Club was among the first retail warehouse clubs, beginning with its Morena Boulevard store inside a series of old airplane hangars once owned by Howard Hughes. The store, now known as Costco Warehouse #401, is still in operation today.
Today Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American multinational corporation which operates a chain of membership-only big-box retail stores (warehouse club). As of 2020, Costco was the fifth largest retailer in the world, and the world's largest retailer of choice and prime beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, and wine as of 2016. Number of employees: 273,000 (2020). If you find yourself worried about the apocalypse or any other extinction-level catastrophe, Costco is here to ease your anxiety.
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