Download Costco Logo – Founded by James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman, Costco opened its first store in Seattle , Washington , on September 15th of 1983 . Sinegal had started in retail working for “Price Sun,” both “FedMart” and “Price Club “. Brotman, an attorney from an ancient family of retail in Seattle, was also involved in retailing from an early age. In 1992 , through a partnership of Price Club and Comercial Mexicana controller opens the first branch Price Club in Mexico, Ciudad Satelite, north of Mexico City.
In 1993 , Costco merged with Price Club (called ‘Price Club’ in the Canadian province of Quebec ). Costco in size and business model is similar to Price Club, which was founded by Sol and Robert Price in 1976 in San Diego California . Therefore, the combined company, PriceCostco, was effectively double the size of each of their parents. Just after the merger, there were 206 places PriceCostco generating $ 16 billion in annual sales. PriceCostco was initially led by executives of both companies, but then Sol and his son Robert Price founded Price companies and made it 1994 .
Before the merger of Costco and Price Club in 1993 , Wal-Mart and its founder Sam Walton wanted to merge Sam’s Club with Price Club . The first Price Club was located in an old airplane hangar, previously owned by Howard Hughes , and is still in operation today (deposit of San Diego # 401). In 1997 , the company changed its name to Costco Wholesale.
Costco Mexico currently has 32 branches in 18 U.S. states including the Federal District, a national distribution center and corporate national leadership. To enter and buy at any branch Costco Mexico is necessary to have one of the three types of memberships that handles Costco, which are: Golden Membership, Membership Business and Executive Membership.
Costco branches in Mexico have departments such as butchery, bakery, rotisserie, deli, fruit and vegetables, wines and spirits, groceries, clothing, Enceres Major and Minor, Hearing Aid Center, Pharmacy, Optical, photofinishing, and Soda Fountain Llantero center.