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Costco: A Timeline of Key Events – 2018

Executive Summary

In this report, part of our Retailers’  Timelines series, we examine a timeline of key events in Costco’s recent history that have shaped it into the retailer it is today.

  • Costco has focused on expansion in recent years. The company opened its first store in Iceland in May 2017 and its first store in France in June 2017.
  • In October 2015, the company announced plans to open 12 new warehouses worldwide by the end of 2015.
  • In 2014, Costco entered China by opening a store on the Tmall Global platform.
  • In March 2009, Costco announced that it planned to begin operations in Australia and to open its first store in the country in July 2009, in Melbourne.

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