Traffic jam as Taipei region welcomes 4th Costco outlet

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/04/09
By: Chiu Po-sheng, Huang Li-yun and Frances Huang

Taipei, April 9 (CNA) Costco, an American membership-only wholesale 2016040900061club, opened a new outlet in the Taipei suburb of Beitou on Saturday. Before its opening, shoppers were lining up for gifts, causing a traffic jam around the store.

The Beitou branch is the fourth Costco outlet in Taipei and New Taipei and the 12th in Taiwan after the large-size wholesale hypermarket operator made its inroads into the country for the first time in 1997.

W. Craig Jelinek, chief executive officer of Costco, attended the opening ceremony where a lion dance troupe performed — a very traditional Chinese way of wishing for good luck whenever a new business opens.

The Costco CEO distributed red envelopes to the troupe and posed for a group photo along with the head of the Beitou outlet Chang Wen-lei (張文蕾).2     [FULL  STORY]

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