COST Dividend History & Description — Costco Wholesale Corp
Costco Wholesale operates membership warehouses that provide members low prices on a selection of nationally branded and select private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. Co.'s merchandise include: sundries such as snack foods, tobacco and beverages; hardlines such as appliances and electronics; food; softlines such as apparel and home furnishings; and other, including gas stations and pharmacy. At Sep 2 2012, Co. operated 608 warehouses, with 439 in 40 states and Puerto Rico, 82 in Canada, 32 in Mexico, 22 in the U.K., 13 in Japan, nine in Taiwan, eight in Korea, and three in Australia. Co. also operates online businesses at costco.com in the U.S. and costco.ca in Canada.