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  • Rank52
  • Previous Rank60
  • CEO
    W. Craig Jelinek
  • Address
    999 Lake Dr., Issaquah, WA 98027
  • Websitehttp://www.costco.com
  • Industry
    Specialty Retailers: Other

Costco has consistently bested its closest competitor Sam’s Club thanks to having locations in more affluent areas and the popularity of its Kirkland private label brand, which has everything from detergent to pet food to mixed nuts and generates 20% of sales. The company benefits from enormous clout with suppliers and its own ability to crank out private label brands customers want, allowing it to enjoy high profitability thanks to big sales volume and the low costs that come from efficient distribution and no-frills warehouses.

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Company Information

CEO
W. Craig Jelinek
Industry
Specialty Retailers: Other
Sector
Retailing
HQ Location
Issaquah, WA
Websitehttp://www.costco.com
Years on List21
Figures are for fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014.

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues112,6407.1%
Profits2,0580.9%
Assets33,024-
Employees153,500-

Profits as a % of

Profit as % of Revenues1.8%
Profits as % of Assets6.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity16.7%