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16 novembre 2017 | Communiqué de presse YEG, « Cité de l'aéroport »

New draw for region


November 16, 2017 (Edmonton, AB) – Shoppers will have a new location in late 2018 for grocery and household shopping, fuel and pharmacy & optical services at Edmonton International Airport (EIA). Construction has begun on what will be Costco’s seventh facility in the Edmonton Metro Region.

Costco Wholesale Corporation will be constructing a 154 000 square foot warehouse next to the Queen Elizabeth II Highway as part of the regional aerotropolis project at EIA. The Costco facility will include a gas station and liquor store pod. Over 250 Costco employees will be hired to work at the new warehouse.

"The Edmonton Metro Region was one of the first Canadian markets that welcomed Costco Wholesale - and it continues to be a strong market for us. This opening at EIA will make Costco Wholesale more accessible for a whole new segment of the Edmonton market and enable both new and existing members to take greater advantage of the value we provide on a wide range of product categories" said Senior Vice-president & General Manager for Costco Wholesale in Western Canada Mr. Russ Miller.

The warehouse will join the Premium Outlet collection at EIA, Fairfield Inn by Marriot, Century Mile and Red Cup Distillery as major draws to EIA and ultimately the region. Shopping is already a powerful draw for people coming to Edmonton and a cluster of specialty shopping, dining, entertainment and hotel facilities adjacent to the airport will make the region even more attractive. Cargo companies at EIA can also assist travelling shoppers at EIA by shipping their purchases to their home, or other locations, without the shoppers having to carry their purchases themselves.

"Naturally we are overjoyed to have Costco locate at EIA," said Myron Keehn, EIA VP of Commercial Development. "Costco will give regional and even international travellers a strong incentive to use EIA as a connection or stop here for a few days, and will make the Edmonton Metro Region that much more appealing as a destination. More people coming here to shop means a boost to the regional economy."

About Costco Wholesale Corporation

Costco Wholesale currently operates 744 warehouses worldwide and 98 warehouse-clubs across the Canada. The first Costco Wholesale location in Alberta opened in Edmonton in November of 1985.

Costco Wholesale employs over 38 000 people in Canada with more than 5 900 in Alberta. Its Canadian head office is located at 415 West Hunt Club Road in Ottawa and employs over 800 people.

Corporate sales for the fiscal year ending September 3, 2017, revenues were in excess of 126 $.2 billion (US) (COST – NASDAQ).

About Edmonton International Airport

L'Aéroport international d’Edmonton est un organisme financièrement indépendant et à but non lucratif dont le mandat est de favoriser la prospérité économique de la région d'Edmonton. L'AIE est le cinquième aéroport le plus achalandé au Canada selon le nombre de passagers et le plus grand aéroport principal quant à la superficie. EIA offers non-stop connections to 60 destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. EIA is a major economic driver, with an economic output of over 2 $.2 billion, supporting over 12 600 jobs. For more information, please visit: flyeia.com, follow @flyeia on Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin or Facebook.