US’ Costco buys out its local partner for US$1.05bn

Costco Wholesale explained it anticipated the obtain of the remaining 45 per cent stake to add 1 to 1.5 % to its earnings for each share

  • By Kao Shih-ching / Staff members reporter

US-dependent Costco Wholesale Corp on Thursday explained that it had ordered the remaining 45 per cent stake in Costco President Taiwan Inc (台灣好市多) for US$1.05 billion, creating the community business a totally-owned unit.&#13

“We estimate that the acquire would insert about 1 to 1.5 p.c to [our] earnings for each share,” Costco stated in a statement.&#13

Costco President Taiwan was established as a joint venture with Kaohsiung-based President Team (大統集團), which held a 45 percent stake.&#13

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Since the first Costco store opened in Kaohsiung in 1997, 14 retailers have been set up in Taiwan, organization data confirmed.&#13


A few Costco stores in Taiwan — in Taipei’s Neihu District (內湖), New Taipei City’s Jhonghe District (中和) and just one in Taichung — had been amid the top rated 10 most worthwhile Costco outlets globally, the Chinese-language Liberty Times (the sister newspaper of the Taipei Situations) described.&#13

Costco Wholesale operates 833 warehouses worldwide: 574 in the US States and Puerto Rico, 107 in Canada, 40 in Mexico, 31 in Japan, 29 in the United kingdom, 16 in South Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 13 in Australia, 4 in Spain, two each individual in France and China, and one in Iceland, it said in the assertion. &#13

Costco Wholesale also operates e-commerce websites in Taiwan, the US, Canada, the British isles, Mexico, South Korea, Japan and Australia, it additional.&#13

With PX Mart Co (全聯實業) acquiring obtained RT-Mart Worldwide Ltd (大潤發) and Carrefour Taiwan (家樂福) reportedly in search of a neighborhood buyer, that could depart Costco as the only foreign hypermarket chain operator in the country.

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