Thanks to Costco's many offerings, the brand has managed to earn itself a loyal fan following. According to the brand's official website, Costco now has hundreds of outlets in eight countries, an impressive feat. By the way, as a warehouse club, Costco caters mostly to its members, offering them a variety of products at competitive rates. A description on the company's site reads, "Our operating philosophy has been simple. Keep costs down and pass the savings on to our members."