The Costco franchisee’s first foray into the online shopping world is an exciting development for the Canadian retailer.
It’s opening the first Costco outlet in North America, and the second in the United States in the coming weeks.
The store is set to open in its hometown of Toronto in 2019.
The company said in a press release that it will also be opening a second location in the fall of 2019 in New York City.
Costco announced in October that it would begin to roll out the first store in the U.S. and Canada as early as next year.
The Canadian chain has been testing its e-commerce business in Canada for years.
Costco has more than 4,000 stores and is the world’s largest independent retailer, with stores across Canada and the U: The Globe and Mail reported in November that the company had more than 20,000 members in Canada.
Costos stores have long been the target of a number of U.K.-based e-retailers.
It has been hit by a series of high-profile lawsuits from U.C.N.E. and the International Federation of the Red Cross over its practices in Syria, the Middle East, and Iraq.
The U.N.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces group (SDF) claimed that Costco was complicit in their atrocities.
The group also sued the retailer for allegedly aiding the U.-S.
military in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The lawsuit was settled for $500,000 in May 2017, according to the New York Times.
Costcos has also been criticized for its lack of transparency.
The Times reported in December that the retailer was refusing to provide details about the locations it sells, and it also refused to provide data about its sales and profits.
The company has said it has no plans to move into the U, but it has been aggressively courting U.s. retailers to make the move.
It also has partnerships with major retailers like Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Target.