None. Costco only managed to build its presence in two European countries - Spain and United Kingdom.
As of July 2015, Costco has a total of 674 warehouses located throughout the United States (475); Canadian provinces (89); United Kingdom (26); Taiwan (10); Korea (11); Japan (20); Australia (7); Mexican states (35); 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.
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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