MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: A general view of Costco signage in Docklands on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.  Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

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What Makes Costco's Liquor So Cheap?
With high prices and countless brands to choose from, shopping for alcohol can sometimes be a daunting task, but luckily, Costco makes it easy to find the perfect bottle. Liquor is sold in 60% of Costco locations at unbelievably low prices compared to other places, and there’s a secret to their low-cost sauce.
Costco’s secret weapon is their beloved Kirkland brand — a private label owned and sold exclusively at Costco locations. The Kirkland brand is actually sourced from some of the best spirits producers in the world, and the only difference between Kirkland products and some of the most popular liquor brands is the label.
The Kirkland brand allows Costco to buy liquor directly from the producers, which means they save money on overhead costs and pass the savings on to customers. Costco does not carry name brands as all of the liquor there is Kirkland-branded, but those brands will always cost more than Kirkland Signature spirits.