About this Business
With over 50 million members and counting, Costco has established itself as one of the world's leading not-so-secret clubs. And, like all great clubs, it had humble beginnings under a different name in a repurposed airplane hangar. That first club—Price Club—formed in 1976 and was intended to serve small businesses. Later, the company expanded to pass on its wholesale-style savings to everyday people who joined as members. Today, there are over 700 Costco Wholesale warehouses worldwide, each stocked with food, decor, electronics, apparel, and almost every kind of household item. Members can browse products from top-quality name brands, as well as a wide variety of goods from Costco's own Kirkland Signature line. Many Costco locations are a one-stop shop, offering a gas station, optical centre, and tire centre. For thousands of items you won't find at your local warehouse, shop Costco.ca.