The Joy of Costco: A Treasure Hunt from A to Z (Hardcover)
Publication on September 12, 2023 is timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the opening of Costco's first warehouse. By that time, David & Susan plan to have visited at least one warehouse in 46 US states and 13 other countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, and the UK. After publication they plan to complete a cross-country Costco-themed road trip from Yonkers, New York to Yorba Linda, California, stopping to visit their favorite retailer along the way.
Topics are covered in a whimsical A to Z format, using Q & A to cover topics ranging from Cashews and Chicken to Hot Dogs and Hawaii, targeted to delight the more than 120 million Costco members and over 300,000 dedicated Costco employees. There is a Prologue that describes how the authors came to write the book and an introduction that provides a narrative history of Costco and its predecessor companies.
Sample Fun Facts:
- Costco sells more than half of the world's cashews and seven times more hotdogs than all MLB stadiums combined.
- When Costco changed its source of salmon from Chile to Norway it impacted the economies of both countries.
- Costco sells six million pumpkin pies each year, but only between September and December.