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Costco Corporate Office

Costco Corporate Office Address

Costco Wholesale Corporation
999 Lake Dr
Issaquah, WA 98027

Contact Costco

Phone Number: (425) 313-8100
Fax Number: (425) 313-8103
Website: http://www.costco.com
Email: Email Costco

Executives

CEO: W. Craig Jelinek
CFO: Richard A. Galanti
COO: Joseph P. Portera

Costco History

Costco was founded in 1983 by James (Jim) Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman.  Their first store was located in Seattle, Washington.

In 1993, Costco merged with Price Club, effectively doubling the size of the company.  The executives from both companies never saw eye to eye and they split in 1994.

In 1997, the company name was changed to Costco Wholesale.

Costco is currently the fifth largest retailer in the US and is also the world’s largest wine retailer. Their major competitors are Sam’s Club and BJ’s wholesale.

Besides the US, Costco has locations in Canada, Australia, the UK, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.

The Costco corporate office is located in Kirkland, WA.

 

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Mike Monciardini October 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Hello,
I will start by saying I’ve been a Costco member since it was Price club.
This is the first time I have ever wanted to complain about any Cosco policy.
In shopping a while back I decided to buy some jumbo shrimp, after looking at the package I see that it was from Vietnam. I decided not to purchase the Vietnam shrimp so I went to the frozen section. Well guess what, even the frozen shrimp was from Vietnam.
While I was reading the label another person came up to me wanting the shrimp and decided not to purchase because of where it was from.
I am very upset with this, knowing the health and inspection process in that country cannot be nearly as good as our own country.
I served in the military during the Vietnam conflict and would not want you to think this has in any way influenced my opinion about purchasing products from that country.
Costco also sells TRIO BARS from China.
I am canceling my Costco card and will not shop at your store any more, or until you stop supporting Communist countries.

Sincerely,
Mike Monciardini

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Dana Holton October 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Omg, well then, you need to stop eating seafood in local restaurants etc… because… where do you think they get their shrimp come from? You can get shrimp from the Gulf here but they will be smaller. You might want to check the labels on your clothing while you’re at it Sir, as most of your clothes are made in communist countries. Next time you are in a fish market, ask them what their sources are, your local grocery stores as well. And you can check your clothing labels in Wal-Mart or Nordstroms. ;)

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Sam Navarro October 16, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I bought a Dell computer a year ago that never worked properly. Dell built it and Costco sold it to me. Dell and Costco support worked together to distract me from the real issue. Costco is now saying my warranty has expired but my computer did not break today. I lost all my money, 3 trips to FedEx and more than 10 hours on the phone talking to Costco support staff and a man in India.

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Patti Morgan October 16, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Shouldn’t Costco be stocking the Blazer torches and lighters blazerproducts.com

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Kyle Ives October 13, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Hello,

In doing some research, I found that many companies pay wages for advertising company logos on personal vehicles.

For the professional type of job I have, I commute, all over the state of Georgia 4-7 hours each day, as well as driving into different states for work.

Here is the breakdown of the driving commuting hours of what i work.

I work 6 days a week (between 12-15 hours per day)
Each day driving to and from work, is between 4-7 hours each day (between 24-42 hours of driving each week)

I’m offering my services to advertise and promote your company by having a logo on my vehicle.

Here’s information of the vehicle i own / drive.

Make: Toyota
Model Camry
Color Silver
Mileage: 87,681

Thank you for your time and thoughtful consideration,

Kyle Ives
1 (805) 304-****

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Debra Hamilton October 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

In the Lancaster, CA Costco they are out of the ingredients for your awesome pumpkin muffins! I have been waiting for 4 weeks for them to get the ingredients. I just called and they still don’t have it! Please get the ingredients to them so i can enjoy yippee awesome muffins!

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glen pak October 7, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I bought a Watts Premier RO-Pure Plus water filter system for kitchen from Costco
and a Ice-Maker Hook Up kit from Watts Premier website.

The Ice-Maker Hookup kit missed parts and did not fit each other.
So I left about 6 emails with a specific question in 3 days.
One short and generic answer came asking me to call their office in Arizona.
So I called and the phone system put you thru never ending loop cycle.
You go into any specific choice and you are automatically put on hold forever.
There’s no person. Nobody answers. There’s no operator.
This seems like just an answering phone system in an empty office.
There’s no real person.
I see similar compalints on Costco’s reviews pages.

I’m almost suspecting this company is just dumping products before going
out of business!

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Abrat October 6, 2014 at 9:18 pm

I have been a member for many years and have NEVER had a bad experience at the Bloomingdale, IL store. Their Customer Service people are very friendly and extremely helpful. One person in mind is Debbie R. She goes beyond what one would ever get at most other retailers. She helped me with my Reward points that were missing on my account and got them for me. She helped me recently with an online product I purchased that the third party company, Haan, who wouldn’t help me. Talk about rude, this guy lived the meaning! To my surprise I received “free” of charge a replacement item that Haan wanted me to pay for, even though it was defected. I never contacted anyone else within Costco, but found this mailed to me directly from Haan. Without the involvement of Debbie R. and my Costco, I would of never gotten this.

Every store changes their stock and yes, it’s frustrating, but Costco is no different than any other retailer. What sets them apart, in my opinion, is they truly strive for quality and fair prices. Not that they are always the lowest, but I believe people go there for the quality more than lowest prices on everyday products.

I have a membership to Sam’s Club (Streamwood, IL) as well and there is NO comparison between them. In fact, Sam’s has take a lead from Costco and started sending out monthly sale booklets and online shopping. The atmosphere in this store doesn’t compare to Costco.

Any store you go to regardless of it being Costco or someone else, you will always find some employee that is having a bad day and probably should of stayed home. But that doesn’t make Costco a bad company or business. You have a choice where to shop, and if it doesn’t suit you, Costco will refund your membership fee.

I for one, am happy to have them as a main store of my choice to shop. This Bloomingdale, IL store is one of 2 near me and they are friendlier than the other, hands down.

Thank you Costco and Debbie R. for all you have done for me.

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