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Costco has more than 700 stores in 12 countries around the globe — and its Japan stores are some of its best

  • A love of Costco transcends all geographical borders.
  • While America created the Costco phenomenon, its operations now extend far beyond the confines of this country and into Australasia, Europe, and Asia.
  • Costco opened its first Japan location in 1999 and since then has grown its presence to 26 stores, which span the breadth of the country.
  • The Japanese arm of the business is a wholly owned subsidiary of Costco US.
  • While it stocks several US brands and Costco private-label products, there are some big differences between the experiences of shopping in both locations.
  • Costco Japan certainly lives up to its US counterpart and with a cheaper membership, longer opening hours, and amazing sushi, it might just be an even better place to shop.

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Costco eyes fresh grocery delivery in Canada

  • TORONTO — Costco is exploring ways to deliver fresh groceries to consumers in Canada after finding early success with its new online food delivery services in the U.S. Canada’s biggest warehouse retailer, whose grocery market share has increased substantially over the last decade along with Walmart’s, introduced online grocery delivery of non-perishables to U.S. customers last October.
  • Same-store sales at Costco Canada in the second quarter ended Feb. 18 were robust, rising 8.7 per cent.
  • Walmart Canada, meanwhile, reported Canadian same-store sales 2.9 per-cent in the period ended Jan. 31.
  • Ont. Kevin Grier Market Analysis & Consulting Inc. In the U.S., Costco has also made it clear that the move is about convenience for customers, not cost: On the area of its website that details online grocery delivery options, it notes that online prices are generally 15 per cent to 17 per cent above warehouse walk-in prices.

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