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Costco Wholesale
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MOST ADMIRED
Costco Wholesale (COST)
Overall score: 7.71
Top 50 rank: 11
Rank in Specialty Retailers: 1

Address: 999 Lake Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone: 425-313-8100
Website: www.costco.com
Innovation 2
People management 1
Use of corporate assets 1
Social responsibility 1
Quality of management 1
Financial soundness 1
Long-term investment 1
Quality of products/services 1
Global competitiveness 4
Most Admired
1 Costco Wholesale 7.71
2 Best Buy 7.20
3 Lowe's 7.20
4 Staples 7.11
5 DSG International 6.86
6 Home Depot 6.66
7 Kingfisher 6.48
8 Gap 6.28
Contenders
9 Limited Brands 6.24
10 Office Depot 6.04
11 Hutchison Whampoa 5.95
12 Arcandor 5.82
13 Otto Group 5.82
14 TJX 5.64
15 Circuit City Stores 5.41
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