Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. – Walmart

Costco Wholesale Corporation



Costco Wholesale Corporation

Costco, founded in 1976, is the largest membership-only warehouse club in the United States. The company has more than 700 locations and is listed on the NASDAQ. It offers a wide selection of merchandise including food, clothing, books, furniture, tires, pharmacy services, vision services, and much more. There are more than twenty stores in Southern California including Tustin, Victorville, San Dimas, Lakewood, West Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Simi Valley, Azusa, Fullerton, and Oxnard. Costco is a major Southern California employer.


Wal-Mart Stores

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. doing business as Walmart, operates a worldwide chain of nearly 12,000 stores and is the largest private employer in the United States, nearly every state in the United States, and on earth. The stores sell grocery items and discount merchandise. Walmart, founded in 1962, operates in the following Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside. Walmart is a major employer in Santa Clarita, Rosemead, Covina, Baldwin Park, San Clemente, Thousand Oaks, Irvine, Anaheim, Long Beach, Palmdale, Lancaster, Torrance, Camarillo, Lake Elsinore and West Hills. Walmart contributes approximately $1 billion to charity each year. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.