MEC's Willowbrook location will be accessible to Fraser Valley residents
VANCOUVER, March 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC),
Canada's leading outdoor retailer, announced today that its next new
store will open late June in Langley, BC in Willowbrook Shopping
Centre, on the Fraser Highway near the Langley Bypass.
The 16,000-square-foot MEC store will be the outdoor retail
co-operative's third location in the Lower Mainland, its fourth in BC,
and seventeenth in Canada.
MEC CEO David Labistour said: "People who love being active in the
outdoors will find plenty to be excited about in MEC's Langley store.
From traditional outdoor activities like climbing and paddling through
to urban pursuits such as cycling and road running, the store will
offer a broad selection of all the great gear, apparel and accessories
that MEC is renowned for."
MEC's Langley store will be readily accessible to the thousands of co-op
members who live in the Fraser Valley. Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple
Ridge and White Rock residents as well as those from Langley itself are
expected to frequent the store.
The store will also be a service point for members to access MEC's
complete product assortment that is available online at www.mec.ca.
MEC Langley will employ approximately 25 people, including 5 senior
staff. Recruitment for the store manager and other senior staff
positions is currently underway.
Mountain Equipment Co-op is Canada's leading retailer of clothing, gear,
and services for active lifestyles, including hiking, cycling, running,
camping, fitness, snowsports and watersports. MEC has more than 3.5
million members throughout Canada, whom it serves through 16 stores in
six provinces as well as mec.ca. Widely recognized for its commitment
to sustainability, MEC is a member of 1% For The Planet and supports
various outdoor recreation and environmental conservation initiatives
through its community grants program. Anyone can join MEC and become
part-owner in the Co-op, by purchasing a $5 lifetime individual
membership. More information is available at www.mec.ca.
SOURCE: Mountain Equipment Co-op
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