When you have a family as large as ours, you tend to stock up when things are on sale or you shop at wholesale stores and buy in bulk. Buying in bulk is something that we do quite often and also something we wouldn’t be able to do without our local Costco.
For years, I have wanted a Costco here in Green Bay and I was beyond thrilled when we finally got one almost two years and I know I’m not the only one who was excited!
Costco, first opened in 1976 under the Price Club name, was in a converted airplane hangar on Morena Boulevard in San Diego. Originally serving only small businesses, the company found it could achieve far greater buying clout by also serving a selected audience of non-business members. With that change, the growth of the warehouse club industry was off and running. In 1983, the first Costco warehouse location was opened in Seattle. Costco became the first company ever to grow from zero to $3 billion in sales in less than six years. When Costco and Price Club merged in 1993, the combined company, operating under the name PriceCostco, had 206 locations generating $16 billion in annual sales.
Costco Comes to the Fox Valley
The great thing is that Costco is expanding in the Fox Valley with a new store opening in November in Grand Chute. To help celebrate the new store, Costco was kind enough to send us some of our favorite Kirkland Signature products. Within the past 20 years, the Kirkland Signature brand has evolved and grown to include more than 300 quality products, with many more to come!
Whenever we visit Costco, you can bet our cart is overflowing with these items and many more to keep everyone in our house happy and to ensure we have a nice stock at home for those inconvenient moments you usually run out. We really like to avoid those moments.
What We Love About Costco
Yes, there are other wholesale stores we could visit however we choose Costco for a variety of reasons and one of those is that they have a larger selection of the items we prefer to purchase. Costco has a beautiful product section, amazing cuts of meat, delicious baked goods and so much more! Another one of the things we really, really love about Costco is how clean it is every time we visit the store.