Cornwall Being Invaded by Costco – Door to Door Reps Hunting for New Members! by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Being Invaded by Costco – Door to Door Reps Hunting for New Members! by Jamie Gilcig

Two Costco reps were walking Pitt Street trying to sign up members for a new store opening in one of  Tracy Peter’s fave shopping areas,  Vaudreuil Dorion.      The reps explained that they were in town for Ribfest and are signing up Cornwallites with a special promotion.

Sadly they said that there are no plans to open a store in Cornwall which should disappoint long time CFN viewer Miss Steak.

The retailer features a wholesale like shopping experience that consumers normally pay a membership to enter and is known for paying its employees much better than some of their competition like Wal-Mart.

Do you want a Costco to come to Cornwall dear CFN viewers?  Do you shop at Costco?

You can post your comments below.

 

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shelley
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I shop at Costco about once a year but have never held a membership, if you have a gift card for the store you can go in and shop.

Hugger1
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Ain’t going to happen. Sadly, Cornwall has too small a population for Costco to consider opening here.

jules
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Costco would literally be the end of grocery stores in Cornwall and it is worse than Wal Mart at taking business away. We did shop at Costco but just for cigarettes and Costco here in Ottawa gave up the sale of cigarettes so now my husband has to go to regular stores for what he wants. I personally do not care to shop at Costco and on Innes road area of Costco there are way too many cars and accidents that they have a cop directing traffic and they are supposed to move from there and go elsewhere. My husband… Read more »
David Oldham
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On the West Island (Montreal) a business called Club Price existed over 30 years ago. This business is of course now known as Costco. The Price Clubs in Ontario also became part of the Costco family. I have been a member for over 30 years. I shop usually at the Innes Rd. location in Ottawa East. Since the trip up is a regular weekly (dinner, entertainment or general shopping) occurrence adding Costco is both convenient and cost effective. The cost of the membership can easily be recouped in one or two visits.

jules
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Mr. Oldham that is where my husband and I went for cigarettes and now they don’t sell anymore since May 27 and when I spoke to Costco out on Merrivale Rd. near the Toyota dealer they told me that all Costco stores except for Kanata and Gatineau will not sell anymore cigarettes. Some of my daughter’s former co-workers shop at Costco. We have not found it to be much of a savings and prefer to shop at Your Independent. My husband purchased cigarettes at Giant Tiger on Walkey Rd here in the South End but they are moving to Prescott… Read more »
Hugger1
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I agree with Admin. The only local store that would be affected in Cornwall is Walmart. But Cornwall is too small, in population, for Costco to consider locating here. With five locations (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Gloucester, Pointe Claire, Nepean and Gatineau) located within 1½ hours Cornwall doesn’t need one. Grocery stores would not have to worry. People that shop at Costco usually shop in bulk. Who needs to pick up enough ketchup to last a year in one shopping trip?

Hugger1
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Jules, what you see as a bad thing Costco sees as a good thing. Needing a police officer to direct traffic means business is good.

Pete Walbee
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I do shop at Costco, and I enjoy the $avings. I wish we’d have a local Costco here but that will never happen.

jules
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Hugger I never said that Costco was bad. If Cornwall had a population of at least 100K then Costco would be a good idea. I speak my mind and all of you know that and yes business at Costco is very good and so much so that your Farm Boy, and all other stores would go down hill. Costco is good for big families that eat a lot of stuff but in a family like ours we are only 4 adults and if we had to eat like swhat Costco sells we would be bigger than this apartment. LOL LOL.… Read more »
jules
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Ottawa has a population of at least 900K and growing and that doesn’t count Gatineau and other areas. The towns outside of Montréal are populous compared to Cornwall. Do you all see the changes necessary to change Cornwall? You need to stay away from the clique and change your ways in order to have growth and employment to the town. The clique kept Cornwall behind all these years and throw them out of town for good. If the clique goes elsewhere nobody would look at them except in laughterin histerics of how rediculous they all are. Cornwall’s population is only… Read more »
jules
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Wal Mart would be in a race for its life and that is the truth but so would the other stores as well. If you have a large family to feed then Costco is something to look into. I remember one time my husband and I just went around the isles to see what they had and their prices, etc. Costco had a huge pack of blueberries and at a good price – great for making muffins and coffee cakes, etc. If I baked all these things for just the four of us we would not be able to get… Read more »
BEBE REBOZO
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Jamie, damn tooting I shop at COSTCO, actually, I shop at one in Florida in the winter. I’m a real fan ! I enjoy everything about COSTCO. They are an excellent company, very good quality ( their meat is un-real) , however, they don’t carry a full range of grocery products. It can be hit & miss, not having the same products. Best place to buy seasonal plants, where can you get a huge all beef hot-dog with a large pop for $1.50 ? Love the place. In NAPLES, it’s the cheapest place to buy gas…. I do agree, Cornwall… Read more »
Hugger1
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The only local store that would be affected in Cornwall is Walmart. Farm Boy and other stores would not have to worry if Costco came to town. But they won’t have to worry; Costco will never come to Cornwall, unless we get our population base to over 100k. As for them not carrying a full line of groceries you have to remember Costco is not a grocery store. They sell in bulk. It has to make sense for Costco to carry a product. If they can’t get a good deal for bulk items they won’t carry the items. And as… Read more »
jules
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Jamie Vaudreuil/Dorion are just a little outside of Montréal (suburbs) and it would benefit the people who live far enough outside of the main city. Cornwall is far enough outside of Ottawa and Montréal and way too small a place to have a Costco. I wish that Cornwall’s population was higher but it isn’t – like the man that spoke about being in Cornwall since 1956 and the population hasn’t grown and has passed on recently what a dear man he was and made me laugh. The people of Cornwall have to change their ways. The population of Cornwall are… Read more »
jules
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Jamie it wouldn’t hurt giving Costco a shot and one thing is the clerks at that store earn more money than the other grocery chains. Yes with the surrounding areas it might help and it mighty help Cornwall to flourish. Something has to happen and also the people have to change for the better and not the way they are now. My daughter works in a rough place nearby and I will be meeting her soon to pick up a few items (no meat) just a few can goods and other such stuff. I looked at Food Basics in one… Read more »
Hugger1
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I agree that Costco should give Cornwall a shot. But that’s not how they think. We have the population IF you take into account the surrounding areas. But Casselman can’t be included. They’re closer to the Gloucester location. But as a base population Cornwall just doesn’t have what Costco wants.

Hugger1
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Memberships for Vaudreuil-Dorion. It’s less than 45 minutes away.

jules
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Jamie you would have to see what the population of Long Sault, Ingleside, St. Andrews and all the other communities comprise. All these little towns are farm size including Cornwall. My God my area alone is a great deal bigger than everything put together of Cornwall and area compbined. LOL LOL. When we went to Costco it was NON STOP literally and hard to find a parking and a cop is needed to direct traffic it cannot be described. All the stores and I mean all would literally fold if Costco went to Cornwall. If Costco can bring in more… Read more »
Hugger1
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I don’t think having a Costco would affect local stores. Costco, basically, deals in bulk purchases; something no store in Cornwall does now. I think the only store to be affected by a Costco opening here would be Walmart.

jules
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Costco sells in bulk and in no way could I shop at Costco with just the four of us adults. It takes a big family to be able to shop in that store or someone who has a restaurant and buys a lot for the restaurant which I have witnessed even among the sale of cigarettes. Robert (my husband’s friend) had a big family and always people at their house and Leila cooked a lot of meals. We don’t entertain much not in a long time and we are getting older and don’t eat that much. I do feel that… Read more »
David Oldham
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Do you think that Cornwall and area has the demographic base to support a Cosco. I think not.

jules
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Mr. Oldham I have said that before that Cornwall does not have the demographic base to support Costco. My area alone in Ottawa is very big and tons of people not counting the area where Costco is located in the Gloucester subdivision. Vaudreuil/Dorion is on the outskirts of Montréal abd lots of people in those suburbs who go to Costco unlike Cornwall that has remained behind in growth of all sorts. No Costco would not survive in Cornwall and if it did the other stores would fold. Tomorrow we are headed to Wally World.

Riki Lewald
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Too bad, I love Costco and shop 4 or 5 times a year.

jules
Guest

Costco would literally destroy the stores in Cornwall. Cornwall is not big enough to have such a store and it is buying in bulk. We don’t shop there nor do many people. We shopped at Your Independent this morning as well as Wal Mart. Those of you who like Costco can shop in Ottawa or Montréal and such places. It would destroy the stores in Cornwall.

jules
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My husband used to renew his card at Costco but no more since they stopped selling cigarettes. That is the only thing that we purchased at Costco. We purchase at Your Independent and some things at Wal Mart. We don’t buy in bulk since there are only the four of us. We purchase at Food Basics for some things as well. Cornwall is way too small much smaller than our suburbs here in Ottawa.

jules
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If Costco were to go to Cornhole it would destroy your Farm Boy, Your Independent and all stores. My husband only purchased cigarettes at Costco and nothing else. Everything that is sold at Costco is in bulk and we are only four people in my household and it would be too much food for what we consume. It would give Wally World a run for their money but Wally World is more expensive.

Hugger1
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No concerns at Costco would never locate in Cornwall. Population wise it is just too small.

David Oldham
Guest

I agree Admin demographics are key to the decision making process. Average income in Cornwall is approximately $45,000. In the surrounding counties the average income lies above the $70,000 dollar level. Lower population is compensated by a far higher yearly income and arguably more discerning or sophisticated shoppers.

Hugger1
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Vaudreuil Dorion has Montreal and neibouring municipalities to draw from. Cornwall does not have any large cities to draw from.

Hugger1
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Economics / population or whatever…..the short of it is Cornwall will never get a Costco. We often go to Vaudreuil Dorion instead of Cyrville. It’s a better organized store and closer.8caQH

jules
Guest

Jamie Vaudreuil and Dorion are suburbs on Montréal and you cannot count them the way we count Cornhole. Cornhole is not a suburb of Ottawa and it would literally destroy the businesses in Cornhole and that is the truth. We have seen people coming out of Costco in the east and wagons filled to the brim. We don’t shop that way and we go for quality. I am overweight as is without making it worse.

Hugger1
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Jules….Costco does sell quality merchandise, unlike Wal-Mart. Take a walk some time on a visitor’s pass, you’ll be surprised at teh brands you will see there.

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