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Costco Business: 8 Reasons to discover these stores

To the point Costco Business: All Costco members have access. Here are 8 reasons to shope at these Costco stores.

A new player is coming in Spring 2022

Costco Wholesale has stores in nineteen cities in Quebec. Costco for Business first set up shop in 2020 on Cousineau Boulevard in St-Hubert.

It will set up its second warehouse in Anjou in Spring 2022. Precisely at 7373 Bombardier Street. Its products are primarily intended for convenience stores, caterers, restaurants and hotels.

However, this article is meant to guide consumers who question the benefits of shopping, even if only occasionally, at a Costco Warehouse for Business.

All members can shope there

Not many people know this, but regular Costco Canada memberships also entitle you to shop at Costco for Business. And this, in all countries of the world.

The cost of the Costco Canada Regular and Business membership is the same, $60 for twelve months. The executive membership is $120 for both types of Costco.

We can use our Mastercard credit cards (any card as long as it’s a Mastercard) at both locations and earn our points on purchases. Check out this article to find the best Mastercard Credit Card for Costco Canada.


Different schedules

Costco Business in St-Hubert is open:

  • Monday to Saturday between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.
  • Sunday, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

There is a good chance that the upcoming one in Anjou will adopt the same opening hours as the one in St-Hubert.

For both businesses and early birds, the 7:00 a.m. opening time allows you to start your day with shopping. The rest of the day is up to us.

There is never a crowd

Unlike Costco Wholesale warehouses, the Business Centre is not crowded. There is no need to have dedicated hours for customers over 60, like at Costco Wholesale, as check-in and check-out is seamless and queue-free throughout the day.

Think about it: no waiting at the Costco Business checkout. A dream come true!

Costco Grocery Store

Quality kitchen accessories at low prices

At Costco Business, there is no alcohol, clothing, toys, jewelry or books.

However, culinary equipment is in the spotlight. Several devices are designed for commercial use, such as meat slicers or stoves. But you can also find cookie sheets, whisks, knives of very good quality at lower prices. Perfectly suited to family cooking.

Cuisine Entreprise

Sought-after pieces of meat

Make room in your freezer and be ready to carve a whole piece of meat at home! Costco Business does not have a butcher shop on site.

However, it’s still worth it because not only will you save money, but you will have put your hands on pieces of meat such as briskets, pork shoulders, striploins, flank steaks etc. And for ground meat, you can freeze it in small portions.

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Exclusive products

Some items can be found in both Costco banners, but 80% of the products are exclusive to the Business Centre.

Items are often sold in large quantities but not always.

At Costco Business, some condiments may be sold in buckets, which is more appropriate for a restaurant than for the household. There is a limit of 19 liters of relish for a family. Same thing for office or school equipment. No need for a box of 36 erasers at home.

But Costco Businesseexclusive products can also be used at home. You can check online specials but here are some examples:

  • Juices/soft drinks not found elsewhere,
  • Frozen goods specific to Costco Business. Go see what’s in the 12,000 square foot fridge!
  • Variety of flours, oils, rice, quinoa,
  • Wide choice of cheese blocks, mascarpone, cold cuts and sausages,
  • Large quantity of cheese curds that can be frozen in smaller portions,
  • Bocconcini and pesto buckets that can also be frozen (without the brine, for the cheese).
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Low prices for certain items

Buying in huge quantities is also cheaper when you need it and have the space to store it (or when there are several families to divide the grocery basket). Here are some examples:

  • toilet paper and paper towels,
  • industrial cleaning products, packaging products,
  • salmon, in 10-kilo packages,
  • boxes of vegetables or fruits.
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The candy paradise

Be careful. It may be safer to go without the children. Because the choices of sweets, snacks, candies, chocolates, cookies, etc. are much more abundant at Costco Business.

Finally, in addition to the answers we regularly offer on the milesopedia facebook group about Costco, do you know the group Les accros du Costco or Les accros du Costco pour entreprise? The latest promotions are shared there.

Bottom Line

The Costco Business brand is definitely for businesses. But not only for them.

Shopping at Costco for Business is an interesting option for individuals who wish to complete their purchases at regular Costco Canada. I especially like that there are no crowds and no waiting at the checkout.

However, there is only one possibility in Quebec, the St-Hubert warehouse, whose location is especially suitable for businesses and individuals located south of the St. Lawrence River. But within a few weeks, the Anjou warehouse will be open to new customers.

Do you know how to double up with the right Mastercard credit card and your 2% discount when you have the Executive Membership? For example, you could earn up to 2 points per dollar with the National Bank World Elite Mastercard and a 2% cashback on your total yearly Costco purchases!

Frequently Asked Questions about Costco for Business

Who can buy at Costco business?

Costco for Business, also known as Costco Wholesale, is a warehouse store that is primarily geared towards businesses and professionals, but is also open to the general public. In general, anyone can shop at Costco Business as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

Here are some of the common eligibility requirements for shopping at Costco Business:

  1. Be at least 18 years old: In most countries, you must be at least 18 years old to shop at Costco Business.
  2. Have a valid membership card: In order to shop at Costco Business, you must have a valid membership card, which can be purchased online or in the store.
  3. Follow store rules: Customers must follow Costco rules and policies, such as purchase quantity limits and return rules.

It is important to note that eligibility requirements may vary by country or region, and it is recommended that you check the specific requirements for your area before shopping at Costco Business.

Is Costco a Canadian company?

No, Costco is not a Canadian company. Costco is a U.S.-based multinational company that operates in several countries around the world, including Canada. Costco was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1983 and quickly expanded internationally. Today, Costco is one of the largest retailers in the world, with stores in many countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain and France.

What was the name of Costco?

Costco was originally called “Price Club” when it was founded in 1976 in San Diego, California. The first store was a wholesale business for members and offered discounted products in bulk. The name “Costco” was introduced in 1983 when the company merged with another wholesale company called Costco to form PriceCostco, Inc.

In 1997, the company officially changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation. Today, Costco has become one of the world’s largest retailers, with stores in several countries and a reputation for offering quality products at affordable prices.

Who owns Costco?

Costco is a publicly traded company, which means it is owned by its shareholders. Costco’s founder is James Sinegal, who co-founded the company in 1983 with Jeffrey Brotman. Sinegal served as Costco’s CEO for many years and was instrumental in the company’s growth. However, Sinegal retired in 2012 and was replaced by Craig Jelinek as CEO of Costco.

Today, the majority of Costco’s shares are held by institutional investors, such as pension funds and investment funds. Individual shareholders also hold a portion of Costco’s stock. As a publicly traded company, Costco is required to publicly disclose financial information and reports on the company’s performance, as well as changes in management or strategic changes.

What is the biggest Costco in Quebec?

The largest Costco in Quebec is the Costco located in Laval, at 2999, boul. Saint-Martin West, Laval, QC H7T 2Y7.

This store is over 19,000 square feet and offers a wide selection of products, including groceries, clothing, electronics, furniture and more.

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