sofakingdrunk wrote:I know someone who works at Costco and they said that they will start selling beer. Although I'm sure it'll be no different than normal grocery stores sell.
I wish we could get the wine/beer selection that American Costco gets. I do believe that Costco now has the greatest wine purchasing power in the world, and I'm sure beer is much the same.
If Costco is indeed going to enter the game, my bet is they will offer something unique in addition to some of the basics.
Their competitive advantage is:
1. value based on volume - this doesn't work for beer or wine in Ontario since they will be stuck with AGCO/LCBO mandated pricing (i.e. no volume discounting)
2. high quality goods that are not found elsewhere - this is where they can be of value to beer drinkers!
3. packaging not found elsewhere - example: exclusive brewery variety packs put together for Costo