Wash. – Costco’s net
income rose 1.1 percent to $266 million and net sales increased 6 percent to
$16.9 billion for its first fiscal quarter, ended Nov. 22.
Comp-store sales rose 3 percent company-wide and 2 percent at U.S.
locations during the three-month period, excluding the mixed impact of currency
fluctuations and lower gas prices.
The No. 1 wholesale club currently operates 566 warehouses
worldwide, including 413 in the U.S.
and Puerto Rico.