Costco has been expanding and has plans to continue doing so for the next few years. While information about new Costco locations tends to be limited, partially because of the complex agreements that have to be handled with the various cities, some details are available.

New Costco Locations in 2020

Costco opened two new locations in March 2020. Those were located in Ridgeland, MS and Perth Airport, Australia.

Costco does have more than one dozen new locations that are slated to open throughout the remainder of 2020. Three of those new locations are business centers:

  • Ontario, CA Business Center: August 2020
  • San Jose, CA Business Center: September 2020
  • St. Hubert, QC Business Center: September 2020

The other new Costco locations that are planned for opening in the next few months are:

  • Las Rozas, ES: July 2020
  • Kisarazu, JP: July 2020
  • Saratoga Springs, UT: August 2020
  • Idaho Falls, ID: August 2020
  • Bismarck, ND: August 2020
  • Sherbrooke, QC: August 2020
  • Gloucester, ON: August 2020
  • SW Calgary, AB: August 2020
  • Cherry Hill, NJ: September 2020
  • Surprise, AZ: September 2020

So, as you can see, there are five new Costco locations opening in the United States (along with two additional business centers) in the next few months. There are also several more opening around the world.

Possible New Costco Locations

There are a variety of other Costco potential locations in the works, though it isn’t clear whether they will come to fruition. For example, a Harrison, New Jersey Costco might open its doors during this calendar year, though that isn’t guaranteed.

Additionally, Costco has a number of cities that are proposed or in the initial planning phases. These could open as late as 2022, assuming that they do indeed move forward:

  • Murietta, California
  • Napa California
  • Pleasanton, California
  • Branford, Connecticut
  • Clinton, Connecticut
  • Athens, Georgia
  • Meridian, Idaho
  • Plainfield, Illinois
  • University City, Missouri
  • Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Patterson, New York
  • Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Cranston, Rhode Island
  • Bluffton, South Carolina
  • Dallas, Texas
  • El Paso, Texas
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Sherman, Texas

Finding Your Nearest Costco

By using the store locator feature on Costco’s website, you can find out which locations are closest to you. In total, there are 788 Costco stores throughout the world, more than 200 of which are outside of the United States.

548 Costco stores are spread across 45 states as well as Puerto Rico. 100 of the locations are in Canada (across nine provinces), 39 are in Mexico, 29 are in the United Kingdom, 26 are in Japan, 16 are in South Korea, 13 are in Taiwan, 12 are in Australia, two are in Spain, and there is one each in France, Iceland, and China.

In total, there are about 101.8 million Costco members worldwide. Approximately 163,000 people are employed by the company.

Costco Warehouse Store Operating Hours

While operating hours can vary somewhat from one Costco to the next, most follow a very similar schedule. Here is a look at the typical Costco warehouse location’s business hours:

United States

  • Monday through Friday: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Canada

  • Monday through Friday: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (Quebec and Ottawa: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  • Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Saint John 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm)

United Kingdom

  • Trade Members – Monday through Friday: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Individual Members – Monday through Friday: 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Australia

  • Monday through Friday: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

See below for a link to info about how COVID-19 restrictions might have affected store hours.

Costco Holiday Closures

It is important to note that Costco does close on some holidays. In the US, this includes:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Additionally, the retailer uses a reduced operating schedule on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Usually, this means that the Costco stores will close at 6:00 pm instead of the typical 8:30 pm. You can find the 2020 Costco Holidays list here. Note, this article will also provide you with information about restricted hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holiday schedules do vary by country, so those living outside of the United States will not necessarily see the same closure days as listed above.

 

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