World’s second-largest retailer to open in NZ

World’s second-largest retailer to open in NZ

The roof is going on the first New Zealand building for Costco, the world’s second-largest retailer. Costco’s website has launched, jobs are advertised, and Kiwis will soon be able to sign up for an annual membership to shop at the store, which is located in Auckland, near the Westgate shopping centre.

Costco is now looking for retail workers ahead of the mega store’s opening early next year. Positions advertised include a membership marketing manager and an assistant general manager. It is expected that about 350 workers will be hired by the time the store opens.

Costco has more than 100 million members across its 803 stores worldwide, including 12 stores in Australia, which sell everything from fresh food and groceries to supplements, furniture, TVs and even diamonds. In Australia, Costco prices are 25 to 30% cheaper than at other retailers and similar discount pricing is expected for New Zealand.

Costco New Zealand Managing Director Patrick Noone​ said the company is also considering opening stores in Wellington and the South Island, after Auckland.

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