Costco cuts a path into competition

 In Australia, Costco, NewZealand

THE US discount supermarket group Costco has committed a further $140 million to ramp up its burgeoning operations in Australia.

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It is earmarking the money for the opening of three more warehouse-style stores in the region, which will place further competitive pressure on Coles and Woolworths.

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The Australian arm of Costco is believed to have a second site in Sydney it is keen to acquire and build on. It also wants to expand into Queensland in the next 18 months. 

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Costco Wholesale Corporation, based in Washington state, sent $90 million in equity funding to Costco Wholesale Australia last year for its continuing start-up costs, including purchase of land and buildings, and has followed that with a second capital contribution of $10 million. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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