is there a costco in germany?

There's none. Costco only managed to build its presence in two European countries - Spain and United Kingom.

As of July 30, 2015, Costco has a total of 672 warehouses located throughout the United States (480); Canadian provinces (89); United Kingdom (26); Taiwan (10); Korea (11); Japan (20); Autralia (7); Mexican states (36); Spain (1).

Aldi and Lidl are the main discount grocery store chains in Germany and other parts of Europe. In Austria, Aldi uses the name “Hofer.”

In larger German metropolitan areas there are also Costco-like super stores ((Globus Handelshof, Kaufland, Metro, Real, etc.) that sell groceries and other items at “wholesale” prices.

As with Costco, you usually have to be a member in order to shop at such hyper stores, and you’ll probably need a vehicle to haul away all your goodies.

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Monday, August 17 2015