A new player is coming in Spring 2022
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 memberships also entitle you to shop at Costco Business Centre. And this, in all countries of the world.
The cost of a Privilege membership at the regular Costco as well as for Business Centre is the same: $60 for twelve months. The executive membership is $120 for both types of Costco.
We can use our Mastercard credit card (any card as long as it’s a Mastercard) at both locations and earn points on purchases. Check out this article to find the best Mastercard credit card for Costco.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Costco Business brand is definitely for businesses. But not only for them.
Shopping at Costco Business is an interesting option for individuals who wish to complete their purchases at regular Costco. 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.