At the end of October, Costco will celebrate its 30th anniversary of operating in Canada. From the first warehouse, in Burnaby, British Columbia, to the 90th location, opening in Vaudreuil, Quebec, in October,
Costco’s mission has been to offer members quality
merchandise at the lowest possible prices.
From the beginning, the company’s success
has rested on buyers bringing in the right item at
the right time, at the right price—which adds up to
value for members. That, of course, would not be
possible without the partnerships and relationships
Costco has created with suppliers over the last 30
years. After all, without suppliers, the shelves would
From small businesses that supply regional items
to large companies that help Costco leverage great
deals on an international basis, everyone would like
to say a heartfelt “thank you” to the suppliers who
have been with Costco from the beginning.
Over the next few pages, The Connection is highlighting a few of the companies that took a chance on
Costco back in 1985, helping it to become the company it is today.—Stephanie E. Ponder
The power of partnership
Costco celebrates decades of successful partnerships
Sucro-Bec’s family affair:
centre, Laurier Fortier,
founder; right, son Laval,
and left, grandson Derek.