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Costco

Aug 21, 2023
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Explore the fascinating characteristics of Costco, including their low prices and wealthy customer base, as well as their high labor profitability and minimal SKUs. Learn how Costco's C-Suite started as baggers and checkout clerks. Discover their successful business model, impressive revenue growth, and unique cash conversion cycle. Dive into the challenges they faced competing with Walmart and their expansion into international markets. Uncover Costco's commitment to ethics, efficient logistics system, and ability to generate high revenue per square foot. Explore their business strategy, scale economies, and vertical integration efforts. Also, learn about their supplier dynamics, return policy, and consistent culture throughout the years.
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Quick takeaways

  • Costco combines seemingly opposite characteristics to create incredible company value.
  • Costco pays hourly workers above industry norm and is more profitable on labor than Walmart.

Deep dives

The Birth of Price Club

Saul and Robert Price, the former founders of FedMart, launch Price Club in San Diego. They initially struggle to attract business owners to join, but they find success when they offer credit union members access to wholesale prices.

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