Costco Wholesale Corporation is a multinational corporation that operates a chain of membership-only warehouse clubs. Established in 1983 by James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman, the company's headquarters are located in Issaquah, Washington, United States. Costco Wholesale operates in several countries including Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and Australia, among others. Costco Wholesale is renowned for its commitment to quality and its vast product assortment. The company offers a diverse range of merchandise categories, which include groceries, appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio. Additionally, Costco provides various member services such as optical dispensing centers, one-hour photo centers, pharmacies, food courts and gas stations.