This is a detailed report covering Costco’s store formats, private labels, history, key employees, and key financial and operational metrics in the US.
Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
This is a comprehensive report covering Costco’s operations in the US. It offers an insightful analysis of the company and details of its store formats, private labels, history, news, key employees, and key financial and operational metrics. The report also presents market shares and investment strategies of the company’s key local competitors.
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
The cash and carry and warehouse clubs marketing the US has a number of big box operators such as Sam’s Club. While growth in the industry has been affected by the 2013 income tax rates, rising gas and food prices, and government shutdown, it is expected that a correction at the macroeconomic front will help the industry grow further.
What makes this report unique and essential to read?
The report provides detailed information on Costco’s operations and strategy in the US. Additionally, it presents the latest revenues and investment strategies of the company’s key competitors in the country.
Key Features and Benefits
The report provides comprehensive analysis of Costco’s operations in the US and is an essential tool to gain a detailed understanding of the company’s local operations.
The report presents Costco's strategy, which is essential in understanding the direction of the company in the coming years.
A unique table that presents the information of major warehouse operators in the US. It provides information on the company’s store banners, country of origin, store count, and the year of inception in the US.
An insightful analysis of Costco in the US, providing details of its store formats, private labels, history, news, key employee biographies, and key financial and operational metrics.
The report provides revenue data of Costco and its key competitors in the US. Additionally, it presents investment strategies of the company’s key competitors, and this information is essential to gain an understanding of the market.
Key Market Issues
The world’s largest economy has been facing volatile economic growth following the recession in 2009. The US economy grew at a rate of 2.4% in 2010, which further slowed down to 1.8% in 2011 before recovering partly in 2012 to reach a growth rate of 2.2%. Due to these volatile conditions there has been a significant impact on the retail and cash and carry industry in the US.
Costco plans to open 18 stores in the US out of which 10 stores will be opened in the first quarter of 2014.