ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. here is considering opening its first stores in Continental Europe, according to reports from the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Istanbul. Costco officials could not be reached for comment. According to the reports, James P. Murphy, the company's international executive vice president, said, "We are interested in investment in the obvious four — Germany, Italy, France and Spain." Although he said the company ...
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