When wholesaler Costco first launched into the market back in 1976, its founders had high hopes that it would be a successful business. Little did they know that it would become a huge titan of retail, with over 100 warehouses across the Great White North and hundreds of locations in other territories, too, stretching across North America.
Over the years, Costco’s own Kirkland brand has become infamous in its own right, although not necessarily for all the right reasons. Some shoppers swear by Costco’s own line, insisting it’s as good as the real thing, while others are convinced the low price means it can’t possibly be anywhere near as good as the leading brand-name products.
In reality, some Kirkland brands are actually just the exact same as products from big companies, albeit with a different packaging. They could even be made in the same factory – but it’s a hidden secret. You might be surprised to learn that the real source of these popular Kirkland products is far more high-end than you thought.