Vancouver-based large format outdoor consumer cooperative retailer MEC (aka ‘Mountain Equipment Co-op) has been opening locations at a rapid pace, bringing the number of new stores to five by the year’s end. According to Chief Financial Officer Sandy Treagus, more locations will open in 2017-onward as MEC continues to see considerable success.

This autumn has been particularly busy for MEC. On November 12 the retailer opened its second Edmonton store measuring 35,000 square feet at South Edmonton Common, complementing an existing downtown Edmonton location that will be relocating next year. In October of this year, MEC opened a 24,000 square foot store next to CF Carrefour Laval north of Montreal, as well as a replacement location in London, Ontario, also measuring 24,000 square feet…

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