Warehouse club is an off-price retailer that sells a limited selection of brand name grocery items, appliances, clothing, and a hodgepodge of other goods at deep discounts to members who pay annual membership fees.
Warehouse clubs (or wholesale clubs or membership warehouses), such as Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s, operate in huge, drafty, warehouse like facilities and offer few frills. However, they offer ultralow prices and surprise deals on selected branded merchandise. Warehouse clubs have grown rapidly in recent years. These retailers appeal not only to low-income consumers seeking bargains on bare-bones products but also all kinds of customers shopping for a wide range of goods, from necessities to extravagances.
Retail stores with sizable inventories housed in large buildings and dealing in volume while providing limited service.