Almacenes Simán Expands to Costa rica

The first Costa Rican store of the salvadoran group will open in November 2009, hiring over 300 employees.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


In an interview with, Ricardo Simán, president of "Tiendas Simán", speaks about the new store they will open in the fifth stage of Grupo Roble's Multiplaza Escazú, in November of this year.

The executive commented: "We hope to earn the preference of the Costa Rican consumer, taking advantage of the proposal made by Grupo Roble to become the anchor store of the fifth stage of Multiplaza Escazú.
The idea of entering the Costa Rican market is not new. It has been four years since Grupo Roble made the proposal to us. We are taking advantage of this new area inside the Multiplaza complex..."

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Chain Stores Plan Expansion in Costa Rica

July 2012

The Salvadoran Siman Group, a conglomerate that operates franchises for Zara, Zara Home and Massimo Dutti and the department stores Aliss, Yamuni, Carrion and Ekono has announced expansion plans.

In 2013 the Siman Group will open a new 10,000 square meter store in the new stage of Multiplaza del Este Mall which will generate 250 jobs.

Grupo Simán to Expand in Costa Rica

November 2009

After the inauguration of its first store in the country, the Salvadoran Group plans to open 4 more in the capital city area.

This was reported by Ricardo Simán, president of the group, who commented they are looking for adequate locations and terrains for developing the stores.

Siman Commences Hiring in Costa Rica

September 2009

The Salvadoran store chain will start hiring 335 people in Costa Rica this month.

They will start the process at the company's first Job Fair, organized for September 1st and 2nd in the Quality Hotel Real Santa Ana.

"Fátima de Palacio, hiring manager at Simán, said they are looking for enthusiastic people, highly oriented to customer service, with good assertive communication and leadership", reported Ana Cristina Camacho in El Financiero's web site.

Costa Rican department stores market shaken up

September 2008

A high purchasing power and demand for goods and services is attracting big competitors such as the Salvadoran Siman Group which inaugurated a 11,000 m2 store.

A market that was once characterized by competition between local stores such as La Gloria, Yamuni and LLobet on the national level has turned into a regional dispute with the arrival of the international department store chains.

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