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Costco Wholesale
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Costco Wholesale (COST)
Overall score: 7.94
Top 20 rank: 14
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
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