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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

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Costco Wholesale Corporation

999 Lake Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027
United States
425 313 8100

Sector(s)Consumer Defensive
IndustryDiscount Stores
Full-time employees304,000

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. W. Craig JelinekCEO & Director1.83MN/A1952
Mr. Ron M. VachrisPres, COO & Director1.31MN/A1965
Mr. Richard A. GalantiExec. VP, CFO & Director1.14MN/A1956
Mr. Russell D. MillerSr. EVP and COO of Warehouse Operations - U.S. & Mexico1.01MN/A1957
Mr. Patrick J. CallansExec. VP of Admin.N/AN/A1962
Mr. Robert E. Nelson IIISr. VP of Financial Planning & Investor Relations and TreasuryN/AN/AN/A
Mr. John SullivanExec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.N/AN/A1960
Sandy TorreySr. VP of Membership, Marketing, Member Service Centers & TravelN/AN/AN/A
Brenda WeberSr. VP of HRN/AN/AN/A
Mr. John D. ThelanSr. VP of Depots & TrafficN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2022, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company offers sundries, dry groceries, candies, coolers, freezers, liquor, and tobacco and deli products; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio products, sporting goods, tires, toys and seasonal products, office supplies, automotive care products, postages, tickets, apparel, small appliances, furniture, domestics, housewares, special order kiosks, and jewelry; and meat, produce, service deli, and bakery products. It also operates pharmacies, optical, food courts, hearing aids, and tire installation centers, as well as 668 gas stations; and offers online business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services. As of August 28, 2022, the company operated 838 membership warehouses, including 578 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 107 in Canada, 40 in Mexico, 31 in Japan, 29 in the United Kingdom, 17 in Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 13 in Australia, 4 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 2 in France, and 2 in China. It also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

Corporate governance

Costco Wholesale Corporation’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 1 February 2023 is 3. The pillar scores are Audit: 6; Board: 6; Shareholder rights: 1; Compensation: 5.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.