Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is a Canadian consumers' cooperative which sells recreation gear and clothing to its members. 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.
Since its founding in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1971, MEC has expanded across Canada and now operates stores in fourteen cities. MEC has over 3 million members in Canada and internationally. (Source: Wikipedia)
Financial statements, annual reports and more are available on MEC's 'About' page.