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Costco 'World of Wow' Quiz

Updated: Oct 10, 2023

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?

Yes

No


2. Where was the first Costco location in Canada?

Montreal

Quebec City

Toronto

Burnaby


3. According to the article, how many Costco locations exist in the US and Puerto Rico?

454

536

590

611


4. Are there more Costco stores in Mainland China or Taiwan?

Mainland China

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?

United Kingdom

Canada

New Zealand

Australia


6. Where was the first Costco in France located?

Paris

Nice

Marseille

Villebon


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7. According to Craig Jelinek, Costco's CEO, when was the first Costco warehouse opened?

1983

1986

1991

1985


8. Which country listed below has the most Costco warehouses?

Mexico

United Kingdom

Canada

Japan


9. When did the first $1.50 hot dog and soda cart open?

1984

1986

1991

1985


10. Which Asian country has the most Costco warehouses?

India

Taiwan

Mainland China

Japan


11. Approximately how many global stores does Costco have?

825

855

892

795


12. How many Costco warehouses are there in Germany?

Eight

Five

Seven

None


13. This unique item includes Alishan oolong tea. What is this country?

Japan

Taiwan

Mainland China

India


14. Costco expanded into Canada in what year?

1982

1985

1991

1987


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?

2012

2019

2020

2022


17. These unique items include Spatchcock chicken with piri-piri marmalade. What is this country?

Japan

Iceland

Australia

Spain


18. When was the Kirkland Signature brand first introduced?

1995

1991

1988

1989


19. The article mentions that a Costco warehouse was built underground. What's the country?

Mexico

Japan

Taiwan

England


20. According to Costco's 2022 annual report, what was their revenue for that year?

189 Billion

222 Billion

196 Billion

283 Billion


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ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ

  1. Yes, Arnige, Sweden

  2. Burnaby, British Columbia

  3. 590 warehouses

  4. Mainland China has four stores, and Taiwan has 14

  5. Canada

  6. Villebon

  7. 1983, when the first warehouse opened

  8. Canada

  9. 1985

  10. Japan, 32 warehouses

  11. 855 warehouses

  12. Neither Germany, Austria, nor Switzerland has any warehouses currently

  13. Taiwan

  14. 1985

  15. All of the above

  16. 2022

  17. Iceland

  18. 1995

  19. Mexico (Mexico City, Santa Fe neighborhood)

  20. 222 Billion






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