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Published on April 6th, 2017 | by OCSA

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First in Canada: Costco Wholesale Business Centre Opens

Unique concept benefits businesses of all sizes, from retailers to restaurants to offices.

Scarborough, ON – Costco Wholesale today opened its first Canadian Business Centre in Scarborough, located at 50 Thermos Rd. in the Warden-Eglinton area.

The Costco Wholesale Business Centre concept is new to Canada.  The location is vastly different from any current Costco Wholesale warehouse, with 80 percent of its product offerings unique to the Costco Wholesale Business Centre, and targeted to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, from retailers to restaurants to offices.

The new Scarborough Costco Wholesale Business Centre location will offer more than 3,000 high-quality items targeted, offices and convenience/grocery stores – from bulk food items, to commercial kitchen wares and cleaning supplies, to office furniture, coffee needs and everything in between. Business owners will find the same items available both online by visiting costcobusinesscentre.ca and in-store with business-friendly hours of Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The new Costco Business Centre offers next-business-day delivery to commercial addresses inside of a delivery zone extending approximately 24 kilometres from the building’s location.  With its own fleet of trucks, the centre’s deliveries will be filled next day if ordered by members before 3 p.m. extend east of Bathurst Street to Scarborough/Pickering Townline and from Steeles Avenue south to Lake Ontario.

“We have been working on this exciting new concept for some time now and are thrilled to finally be able to open our doors and offer this new service which will better respond to the needs of Canada’s business owners,” said Andrée Brien, Senior Vice-President and Senior General Merchandise Manager for Costco Wholesale Canada. As a result, “we hope to also bring many new consumers to discover the benefits of a Costco membership”.

“Costco members will find our product offering to be unique while always offering great value,” commented James Dalton, Warehouse Manager of the new location. “This convenient and spacious 127,000 square-foot location will present a vastly different selection of business merchandise – at prices that only Costco Wholesale can offer.” The Scarborough Costco Wholesale Business Centre is open to all Costco members.

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About Costco Wholesale

Costco Wholesale currently operates 729 warehouses worldwide including 94 traditional warehouse-clubs in Canada along with this one Business Centre.  The first Costco Wholesale location opened in Burnaby, BC in October 1985 and its first Ontario location in Mississauga in 1988.

Costco Wholesale employs more than 37,000 people in Canada with more than 5,000 in the GTA.  Its Canadian head office is located at 415 West Hunt Club Road in Ottawa, Ontario and employs more than 900 people.

Corporate revenues for the fiscal year ending August 28, 2016, were in excess of $118.7 billion (US) (COST – NASDAQ).


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