7 Less Known Facts about Costco You Should Know about ...

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While you probably already know all of the facts about Costco that you need to know as a loyal shopper, you probably haven’t heard everything.

For example did you know that Costco doesn’t spend any money on advertisement and instead uses limited-time discounts to keep its customers?

Or that it was at originally called ‘Seattle Signature’?2

In addition to that, there are a lot more unknown facts about Costco that you probably would not mind knowing about!

1. It Doesn’t Get along with Big Brands

One of the first facts about Costco is that it has a long history of conflicts with major brands such as Starbucks, Apple, Tiffany &

Company and Coca-Cola.

After selling rings that were labeled ‘Tiffany engagement rings’, Costco attracted a multimillion-dollar suit from Tiffany &

Company.

Costco also had to remove Apple products from its shelves after being allowed to only sell iPods and prohibited from selling Apple products online.

In addition animosity still remains between Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Costco due to the fact that the two companies failed to give it the price and the savings they wanted.

2. It Doesn’t Hire Business Graduates

Costco usually refrains from hiring business school graduates in the hopes of maintaining a consistent employee culture.

It usually bumps up workers from within the company for the managerial and higher-level positions.2

It even has subsidized some of its workers to get their graduate degrees!

3. You Can Purchase Caskets and Emergency Kits

Whether you want toilet paper, clothes, blenders, bikes, food, caskets or emergency kits, Costco really has it all!

Yes you read that right, Costco sells caskets and emergency kits equal to $4,000 in value!

So if you are ever concerned about food shortage, this Emergency Cube contains 30,000 servings that can sustain up to 4 people for one year!

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