China’s first Costco features strawberries from California

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At China’s first-ever Costco, you can purchase strawberries from California Giant Berry Farms.

The fruit was harvested, packed and shipped to China on about a week’s notice. In total, 90 crates were sent.

“Today marks a banner day in which our partner California Giant assisted Costco Wholesale in navigating through the rigors of testing protocol to successfully launch the opening of Costco’s first warehouse club in China,” Frank Padilla, vice president and general merchandise manager of produce and meat at Costco Wholesale, said in a news release.

The Shanghai store opened Monday, Aug. 27 and was forced to close early after being flooded with shoppers.

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