Costco Reports Robust September Sales with 6% Growth

Wholesale giant Costco posts strong September sales, reporting a 6% increase in net sales to $22.75 billion.

Costco Reports Robust September Sales with 6% Growth

In September 2023, Costco, the wholesale club retailer, celebrated substantial sales gains across the board. Here's a quick breakdown of the key highlights:

  • Costco's September net sales surged by 6%, totaling an impressive $22.75 billion.
  • This marked a significant uptick from the $21.46 billion in total sales recorded for September 2022.
  • It's important to note that this year's five-week period, ending on October 1, included the final week of the 53-week fiscal year 2023 that concluded on September 3, 2023.

Sales Across the Board

  • Costco's company-wide comparable store sales showed remarkable growth, increasing by 4.5%.
  • The United States witnessed a solid +3.2% increase in same-store sales.
  • Canada experienced a robust +6.7% growth.
  • Other International markets saw an impressive +10% surge in same-store sales. - E-commerce comparable sales were also up by a commendable 3.7%.

Expanding Global Footprint

Globally, Costco now runs 861 warehouses, primarily in the U.S. and Puerto Rico (591) followed by Canada (107) and Mexico (40). Noteworthy presences are also seen in Japan, the UK, Korea, Australia, and Taiwan. Additionally, they're expanding in China, Spain, France, Iceland, New Zealand, and Sweden. Complementing its physical reach, Costco's e-commerce footprint spans the U.S., Canada, the UK, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia.

Conclusively, Costco's September 2023 sales underscore their status as a dominant global retailer, excelling in both brick-and-mortar stores and digital platforms.

Source: StoreBrands

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