Category: Cross-Border Shopping

By: Staff More Canadians are shopping in WhatcomCounty. Bargains at new stores like Winco, and existing favorites including Fred Meyer, Trader Joe’s and Costco continue to draw shoppers south of the border. Bellingham Herald Business Editor Dave Gallagher reports that Canadians’ shopping trips to WhatcomCounty have quadrupled since 2007. According to Gallagher The Whatcom Council […]
By: Elliott Smith Inbound Logistics reports that high end outlet stores, popular with cross-border shoppers are booming. In Washington state, there are several outlet centers along the I-5 corridor frequented by British Columbia shoppers. Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip, Washington is one of the most popular high end outlet centers in the region. Just how […]
By: Elliott Smith Boise-based deep-discount grocery chain WinCo Foods recently opened its newest store in Bellingham. The retailer is known for its no-frills approach to groceries, and its large bulk foods selection. WinCo has been called ‘Walmart’s Worst nightmare.’ According to Time Magazine, the Idaho chain “boasts a business model that allows it to undercut […]