Here are some ways the big-box stores differ, from the number of stores to their house brands and the combo meals.
Costco's smaller, wholesale retail rivals, Sam’s Club (WMT) and BJ’s Wholesale Club (BJ), give shoppers something to think about.
Locations: Costco : 845 stores in 14 countries Sam's Club : 599 stores in the U.S. A BJ’s Wholesale club : 231 clubs primarily on the East Coast.
Sales and market share: Costco's : $222.7 billion Sales (F.Y. 2022) Sam's Club : $73.6 billon Sales (F.Y. 2022) BJ's Wholesale : $16.3 billion Sales (F.Y. 2021)
Gas and Wash: Costco : 674 gas stations Sam's Club : 524 gas stations BJ's Wholesale : 162 gas stations
Food Courts: Costco: Hotdog Combo $1.50 since 1985 Sam’s Club: Hotdog combo: $1.38. BJ's Wholesale didn't have a Dunkin' or a food court.
Membership Pricing: Costco: Gold Star- $60, Perk Rewards- $120 Sam’s Club: $50 and $110 BJ's Wholesale Club : $55 and $110
Private Labels Products: Costco : Kirkland Signature brand. Sam’s Club : Member’s Mark private label BJ's : Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands.
Coupons BJ's: Yes. Costco and Sam’s: No.