In the September issue of Costco Connection, there's an article about Costco continuing to expand to certain countries outside the United States. To learn more about Costco's history, I created a quiz for those Costco lovers. I hope you enjoy the quiz as much as I did while creating it.
1. Are there any Costco stores in Scandinavia?
2. Where was the first Costco location in Canada?
3. According to the article, how many Costco locations exist in the US and Puerto Rico?
4. Are there more Costco stores in Mainland China or Taiwan?
5. Costco has included unique items for each country. For this particular country, the unique items include Balderson Cheese and organic dark chocolate cups. What is this country?
6. Where was the first Costco in France located?
7. According to Craig Jelinek, Costco's CEO, when was the first Costco warehouse opened?
8. Which country listed below has the most Costco warehouses?
9. When did the first $1.50 hot dog and soda cart open?
10. Which Asian country has the most Costco warehouses?
11. Approximately how many global stores does Costco have?
12. How many Costco warehouses are there in Germany?
13. This unique item includes Alishan oolong tea. What is this country?
14. Costco expanded into Canada in what year?
15. What are the advantages of a Costco warehouse in a foreign country?
Employees are paid good wages and benefits
Each warehouse features items specific to that part of the world
There are many Kirkland items for sale in foreign countries
All of the above
16. When did Costco open its first warehouses in New Zealand and Sweden?
17. These unique items include Spatchcock chicken with piri-piri marmalade. What is this country?
18. When was the Kirkland Signature brand first introduced?
19. The article mentions that a Costco warehouse was built underground. What's the country?
20. According to Costco's 2022 annual report, what was their revenue for that year?
ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ
Yes, Arnige, Sweden
Burnaby, British Columbia
Mainland China has four stores, and Taiwan has 14
1983, when the first warehouse opened
Japan, 32 warehouses
Neither Germany, Austria, nor Switzerland has any warehouses currently
All of the above
Mexico (Mexico City, Santa Fe neighborhood)