Costco Opens New Business Center in California

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Costco Opens New Business Center in California

03/22/2009
Costco Wholesale Corp., based in Issaquah, Wash., has opened a new Costco Business Center in Hawthorne, Calif., to better serve Los Angeles-area businesses, according to a published report.

The new Costco Business Center stocks more business-oriented products than standard Costco Wholesale warehouses, and businesses have two ways to purchase from the Costco Business Center -- either shop the warehouse or receive delivery from the Costco fleet. Delivery orders can be placed online at Costco.com or by phone or fax, the report said.

"Our Business Centers cater to businesses by offering products for their specific needs. We carry more than 7,000 diverse items, including vending products, convenience store items, restaurant/institutional foods, hospitality products and office necessities such as office supplies, office furniture, office equipment, janitorial and break-room supplies," noted Phil Lind, VP of business centers for Costco Wholesale.

The Business Center may look similar to standard Costco Wholesale warehouses, but a few differences exist, such as earlier shopping hours, enabling business members to shop during regular Business Center hours.