In recent years, Costco has become a destination for the world’s largest retailer of medical devices and medical supplies.
The retailer sells its own health products and has partnerships with several international companies to distribute them.
Costco has also become an important distribution platform for other specialty retailers, including Walgreens, Target and Costco’s own Supercenter, which offers online shopping for its own products.
The health products category is growing rapidly, with sales reaching $4.3 billion in 2017, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores, or NACS.
The company’s health care business is expected to account for $1.5 billion of its annual revenue by 2019, up from $835 million in 2018, the NACP reported.
Costco’s health products sales grew nearly 10% last year, with a 7.5% jump in the category’s volume.
The category is expected grow another 2.2% in 2020, according the NACP.
In recent months, Costco’s sales of health products have been growing faster than its overall health care sales, with the category growing 8.5%, or $6.3 million, in 2018.
The sales growth, however, has been outpacing its overall growth, which was a 6.3% jump last year.
The growth in the health products business has allowed Costco to expand its supply chain to include medical devices.
For example, in 2017 the company added 1,300 products to its warehouse inventory, a move that is a step up from its previous average of about 200 items a year.
At Costco, health products are a key revenue source for the company, which has a $2.2 billion annual revenue advantage over competitors.
A key factor in the growth of the health product business has been a steady increase in sales of medical and health related devices.
In 2018, medical devices accounted for about two-thirds of the company’s revenue, and the category is projected to grow by about 10% in 2019.
The increase in the sales of these products has driven the company to increase its efforts to develop and market health products, said Matt McArdle, vice president of business development for Costco Health and Wellness.
Costco is developing new products and expanding its distribution network with partner companies, such as Walmart, to bring the products to market.
The company also has been investing in research and development of new products, such in artificial pancreas, to help doctors improve patient outcomes.
The goal is to create a better product for the community, McArdele said.
Costco has a strong relationship with its health care customers, and it also sells its medical products through its own pharmacy at the National Health and Medical Supply Center, a $10 billion complex in the city of El Paso, Texas.
In 2017, Costco opened the first ever Costco Pharmacy in El Paso.
The pharmacy serves all of El Pueblo County, where Costco has stores in all 50 states.
Costco also has a partnership with a health care supply company called Surgical Supply, which provides medical supplies and equipment to health care providers and their clients.
The partnership provides health care products for patients in the U.S. and Canada, including prescription medicines, devices and diagnostic equipment, which can help to reduce the number of medical errors and other health problems that can be caused by medications.
Costco and Surgical are also partners with a number of pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi-Aventis.
At Costco Health, health care services are provided by more than 70 health care provider companies, some of which are based in the United States, according a Costco spokesman.
The companies offer their services through a variety of channels including Costco Health Stores, Costco Pharmacies, Costco Health Partners, Costco Care Centers, Costco Retail Partners, and Costco Care Solutions.
One of the largest health care suppliers is Medigap, which is based in San Antonio.
Medigamp supplies medical devices to Costco Health for the retail, medical and hospital market.
Medagap also supplies medical equipment to Costco Medical.
The medical devices business is expanding at Costco.
In 2017, the company announced plans to add 3,000 new medical devices stores to its stores, bringing the total to more than 6,000.
That number includes the company first store opening in 2018 in the northern city of Minneapolis.
Last year, Costco also added about 1,500 new medical and medical related products and services to its store network.
The expansion includes the opening of about 600 new stores in the Los Angeles area and in Seattle.
Costco Health also recently announced a partnership to open two new specialty stores in Denver and Tucson, Ariz., bringing the company total to seven new stores and seven specialty clinics.