What is the Supplier Day?

Dennis Knapp, Senior Vice President of Non-Foods Merchandising presenting at Supplier Day.

Every year, Costco hosts Supplier Day, an event that builds and fosters the relationships with its very important suppliers. As a retailer, Costco strives to maintain an excellent relationship with suppliers—a commitment that is reflected in the company’s mission statement. This day is just one more way it can meet that endeavor.

What Happens on Supplier Day?

The event begins in the morning. Attendees enjoy a seated breakfast while the company’s Executive Team presents. Suppliers learn more about Costco, its outlook on the future and growth opportunities pertaining to specific regions, demographics and departments.

The program continues with additional presentations from Costco's Merchandising Team reviewing the past year’s merchandising successes and what Costco seeks in its merchandise for the upcoming year. The presentations will conclude with speeches from select departments.

Suppliers will spend the rest of the event with their Costco buyers, concluding the day with a lunch held in their buyer-focused session.

How Do I Sign Up for Supplier Day?

Registration will open in May, 2017.

The 2017 event details are as follows:

Fee: Free
Meals Provided: Breakfast & lunch
Attendee Limit: Three attendees per supplier (parent company)
Maximum Attendees: 1,600 – space is limited!
Attendee Requirement: Photo ID. Badges will be distributed at the event.
Location: Meydenbauer Center
Parking: Complimentary parking available
Attire: Business casual