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Newspaper Clippings:

Costco will be forced to bag this project Seattle Times, January 21, 2001, by Matt Lazier The (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) Tribune

The San Luis Obispo (California) City Council voted 3-2 last week to approve a law limiting the amount of groceries that "big-box" retailers can sell and asked for another ordinance limiting the size of such stores. ...

Costco profit up 23%; chain moves into Japan Seattle Times, Thursday, May 28, 1998, by Jake Batsell

"Costco today posted a 23 percent gain in its third-quarter profit and said it will open a retail warehouse in Japan, marking the company's second foray this month into an Asian market."

Decade after retreat, Costco tries again Seattle Times, Sept. 6, 1997 by Lee Moriwaki

A bigger, stronger and more mature Costco plans to re-enter the Midwest with five new warehouses in Detroit next spring.

Costco: the empire built on bargains, Seattle Times, 7/20/97

In just 14 years, Costco has become the 49th-largest company in the United States, the country's seventh-largest retailer and the state's second-largest sales leader, behind Boeing.

Visionary, born retailer collaborate Seattle Times, Sunday, July 20, 1997 by Lee Moriwaki

Jeff Brotman and Jim Sinegal came up with Costco's name over beers at a restaurant in South Seattle. "We didn't need to hire a firm for a couple hundred thousand dollars to come up with some name for us," Brotman said. "We got loose enough to come up with a name ourselves."

Costco Corp. tells shareholders there's plenty of room for growth, Seattle Times, Feb.27, 1986, C4. [by Svein Gilje]


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