Costco Eliminating Gluten-Free Products from Nova Scotian Shelves

I’ve posted a few times about the great gluten-free options at our Costco stores in Dartmouth and Halifax, including pizzapastas, crackers, deli meats, and pretzels. Last year, we visited Costco stores in Calgary and Edmonton and saw even more gluten-free options. We were excited, thinking that this meant more gluten-free options were coming our way.

Unfortunately, the opposite is true. The Bayers Lake and Dartmouth Costco stores have stopped selling Breton gluten-free crackers, gluten-free pasta, and even some types of quinoa. Who knows what products will get the axe next. It’s hard to believe that last fall people were told that there would be a gluten-free section in the Bayers Lake Costco!

This is even more disappointing considering that posts that I’ve seen recently on Facebook and Twitter indicate this is not part of Costco’s overall strategy. Some Costco stores in the United States now carry supersized loaves of Udi’s bread. The Costco in Quebec carries Glutenberg beer.

If you’re disappointed in Costco’s decision too, please fill out a comment card the next time you’re at the store and put it in their suggestion box. We’ve been told that this box is emptied and read daily and that the store does listen to suggestions. We’ll keep you up to date with any developments!


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  1. #1 by Terry on April 27, 2014 - 10:51 am

    Darn. Hope they don’t drop their carrying of GF prepared meats, burgers too. Guess they’re not selling enough product. Will definitely be filling out a comment card..tks for info.

    • #2 by glutenfree4hfx on April 27, 2014 - 12:01 pm

      Yeah I hope not! They did tell me they weren’t selling enough, which I find bizarre. Hopefully things will turn around soon 🙂

  2. #3 by Dave on April 27, 2014 - 11:52 am

    Wait….just so I’m clear, Costco isn’t eliminating ALL gf products, just some? If so, you might want to add “some” to the headline of the post….as written, I just about had a heart attack!

    That being said, definitely not a positive development, for sure 😦

    • #4 by glutenfree4hfx on April 27, 2014 - 12:02 pm

      Sorry to scare you! There are still some things, for now… It definitely seems like every time I go in they’ve gotten rid of something else – very frustrating for sure 😦

  3. #5 by GF on May 9, 2014 - 11:18 am

    Hopefully this doesn’t happen. Their GF pizzas are great.

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