is there a costco in germany?

None. Costco only managed to build its presence in two European countries - Spain and United Kingdom. But Costco’s international executive vice president James Murphy said at a consumer goods forum in Istanbul that they are interested in investing in Germany, Italy and France.

As of February 2017, Costco has 727 warehouses worldwide.

508 locations in 44 U.S. States & Puerto Rico

94 locations in nine Canadian provinces

28 locations in the United Kingdom

13 locations in Taiwan

13 locations in Korea

25 locations in Japan

8 locations in Australia

36 locations in 18 Mexican states

2 location in Spain

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.

Honduras has its own version of Costco, trading under the name of PriceSmart. Price Club was formed in 1976 and merged with Costco in 1993.

Price Clubs were simple, no-frills warehouses offering goods for sale in bulk, at a discount. The first PriceSmart opened in Panama in 1996. The company went public in 1997.

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.

Tip! Get more helpful advice for shopping in Germany and Europe from German-Way.com.

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