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Costco Wholesale Corporation (doing business as Costco) is an American multinational corporation which operates a chain of membership-only warehouse clubs. As of 2015, Costco was the second largest retailer in the world after Walmart, and the world's largest retailer of choice and prime beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, and wine as of 2016. In 2019, Costco was ranked #14 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.Costco's worldwide headquarters are in Issaquah, Washington, an eastern suburb of Seattle. The company opened its first warehouse (the chain's term for its retail outlets) in Seattle in 1983. Through mergers, however, Costco's corporate history dates back to 1976, when its former competitor Price Club was founded in San Diego, California. As of December 31, 2019, Costco has a total of 785 warehouses: 546 in the United States (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), 100 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 26 in Japan, 16 in South Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 11 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China. The company plans to open a warehouse in New Zealand in 2021.

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    VIC Shoplifting at Costco

    Hi All Need some advice please. I am truly deeply regret for shoplifting at Costco recently. Police was called and they advised will contact me to arrange for an interview. I'm very scared and worried as I'm afraid I will goto jail but my two yo daughter really needs me. The value is $180 and...
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    NSW Shoplifting at CostCo - Will I Hear from Police?

    Hi, I was caught shoplifting at Costco in NSW yesterday to my absolute shame. First time ever due to some circumstances in personal life...and I reacted stupidly. Was taken aside by LP who took back the things, was made to sign a trespass form and told not welcome there again which I...
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    VIC Abandoned Shopping Trolley Damaged Car - Is Costco Liable?

    I was parked in a street loading zone (perhaps illegally) outside buildings which were not owned by the supermarket (and some distance away), when a strong gust of wind pushed an abandoned supersized Costco shopping trolley into my car (plenty of witnesses). Does Costco have any liability?
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    ACT Car Accident at CostCo - Am I Liable Under Traffic Law?

    Hi, while I was pushing my shopping cart at the parking of CostCo, I accidentally hit a reversing car which caused a small dent at its body just above the left rear tire. Am I liable for this under Traffic Law? Thanks!