Costco, the American retail giant, made its way to Australia in 2009, forever changing the retail landscape. Founded in 1983 by James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman, Costco is renowned globally for its membership-based model and its commitment to providing high-quality products at competitive prices.
Costco is a one-stop shopping destination, offering a vast array of products ranging from groceries and fresh produce to electronics, clothing, furniture, and even automotive supplies. The company is particularly famous for its Kirkland Signature private label, which includes a wide range of high-quality products from nuts and snacks to clothing and household goods. Costco operates on a membership-based model, where customers pay an annual fee for the privilege of shopping at the store. This approach allows Costco to offer products at lower prices by operating on thin profit margins.
Costco has expanded its presence in Australia with 15 warehouse locations across major cities. As of operating hours, warehouses are usually open from 10am till 6pm, to accommodate the needs of its diverse membership base. For the latest information on operating hours of the warehouse near you check our store locator.