Conservatives have taken to social media in the wake of a report that Costco will be the largest retailer to open in the United States by the end of 2020.
The news comes after Costco said in March that it would open in five U.S. cities, with locations in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, New York City and Washington, D.C. Costco said it would begin to sell products in its stores on Tuesday, but did not specify when.
Costco’s announcement came after a $12 billion merger with competitor JetBlue, which would create a $20 billion-plus company.
A new company has been created in the name of Costco.
In a statement, the company said it has received “an unprecedented amount of interest” in the deal.
“We are committed to building the world’s largest and most successful grocery store network, with over 1,100 stores in 35 countries, including in the U.K., Canada and Australia, as well as more than 80 percent of our U.s. grocery stores in the Northeast,” the statement said.
“With the addition of a new store, we are also adding hundreds of jobs to the company.
We will remain focused on delivering the best value for our customers, and the community, and will continue to invest in our facilities and operations to ensure the highest level of quality and service.”
The deal also includes a new corporate governance structure that will have a new CEO named and named the CEO will be elected by the company’s board.
A spokesperson for the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.