Why is MEC a coop?

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MEC is notable for its commitment to environmental protection and other causes. As a co-op, MEC sells only to customers who hold a lifetime membership, which is technically a share and can be purchased by anyone for $5. MEC bills itself as Canada's largest supplier of outdoor equipment.

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Keeping this in consideration, is MEC a co op?

MEC is a retail co-op that sells exclusively to members. Members get the best products at fair prices, access to rental gear and one of the best guarantees around. Your purchases also help conserve the places where we play and support all Canadians getting active outside.

Beside above, what does MEC pay? 14 MEC employees have shared their salaries on Glassdoor. Select your job title and find out how much you could make at MEC.

MEC Salaries.

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Beside this, is MEC a good brand?

MEC backs their product with great warranty service. It's definitely very good product, for way cheaper than the big brand names. They make very functional clothing and aren't really out to turn huge profit (that's why it's a co-op).

Is MEC ethical?

No, MEC does not own any facilities. As a condition to doing business with MEC, we require our suppliers to uphold this Code of Conduct, which sets out our minimum standards for workers' rights and environmental responsibility.

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Can you bring dogs into MEC?

If this truly is your policy, MEC, you need to get with the times. All sorts of stores are dog-friendly these days - not just dog-friendly, but actively encouraging dog owners to bring their dogs to the store - albeit some of them with size/weight restrictions.

Do I need a membership at MEC?

Do I need a membership card? No, you don't need a physical card to shop at MEC. We can look up your membership number using your phone number. If you want a physical card, you can order one in your local store, through [email protected]mec.ca, or via Live Chat.

Is MEC Only in Canada?

Mountain Equipment Co-op. Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is a Canadian consumers' cooperative that sells outdoor recreation gear and clothing exclusively to its members. Since its founding in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1971, MEC has expanded across Canada and now operates stores in 20 cities.

Where does MEC ship from?

Your items are shipped from the nearest MEC store that has stock, or from one of our two distribution centres in Surrey, BC, or Brampton, ON.

Who owns Mountain Equipment?


Peter Hutchinson

Is MEC legit?

MEC is an awesome place to buy outdoors equipment. of course, it might cost a little more than some sports stores, but the quality of MEC looks pretty good. Their overall store design is clean, open and unique as well.

How do co op memberships work?

When you join, you become a part owner in your co-operative. When the co-op makes money, you get a share of those profits. The more purchases you make at your co-op, the bigger your share. When your co-op turns a profit, some of those profits are distributed to all member-owners.

Where was MEC founded?

1971, Vancouver, Canada

How do you pronounce MEC?

MEC Stands for Mountain Equipment Co-Op, which would make the pronunciation EM-E-SEE. It's not MECK.

How much does a MEC membership cost?


MEC is owned by members. The $5 lifetime membership you buy to become a member represents your part-ownership in the Co-op.

Do MEC employees get discounts?

Full-time employees on fixed-term contracts (over one year) receive medical and dental coverage. In addition, all employees have access to employee and family assistance, a generous leave of absence program, discounts at stores, pro-deals from vendors and bonuses linked to our success.

Where are MEC products made?

Sixty-three factories from 15 countries make all MEC-brand products. The majority is sourced in Asia, particularly China, which has the largest manufacturing industry in the world. Canadian-made products are declining, from 43% of our overall products in 2005 to 30% in 2007.

Who is MEC?

MEC is health coverage that meets certain standards. Most insurance, such as coverage provided by employers, Medicare and most Medicaid, is MEC and satisfies the ACA's individual responsibility requirement (also referred to as the individual mandate).