Costco opened its third Business Centre in Canada on Thursday, as the members-only warehouse club expands the concept nationally.
Located in Gloucester, Ont., a suburb just east of Ottawa, the newest Costco Business Centre is 123, 000 square feet and, according to a press release, has created 140 local jobs.
The Business Centre offers more than 3,200 items–everything from bulk food items to commercial kitchen wares, cleaning supplies and office furniture–targeted at restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores and offices.
Examples include 208-litre drums of olive oil, 3-kilogram containers of cream cheese, 10-kilogram jars of peanut butter, 4-litre bottles of maple syrup and 4.5-kilogram Toblerone chocolate bars.
Costco opened its first Canadian Business Centre in Scarborough, Ont. in 2017, followed by a second location in Saint-Hubert, Que. last fall.
“The Costco Business Centre concept is already a resounding success in the Toronto area, and we look forward to offering the same benefits to businesses in the Ottawa/Gatineau region, which we also hope will bring many new consumers to discover the benefits of a Costco membership,” said Marc-André Bally, vice-president of Business Centres and Ancillary Businesses, Costco Wholesale Canada.
Costco plans to open additional Business Centres across Canada in 2021.