Alliance Between Wal-Mart and Nicaraguan SMEs

The US chain will sell goods produced by Nicaraguan SMEs in its supermarkets.

Friday, May 29, 2009

The alliance between the multinational and the Nicaraguan Ministry of Industry, Development and Trade aims to encourage the growth of the sector.

"Both sides announced the ‘lend a hand to grow' program which will turn SMEs into suppliers of handicrafts, textiles, groceries, perishables and general merchandise for distribution in the multinational’s supermarket chains in the United States," published

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