According to El Financiero of Costa Rica, Yolanda Fernandez, manager of corporate affairs for the company, said that "the new facility will sell all types of medicine, injections, blood pressure control and vaccinations."
The article also indicated that Wal-Mart is not doing the registration of its Medi-Mart brand with the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica.
In 2010 the supermarket chain plans to open 30 business units in Central America.
Eduardo Solórzano, Wal-Mart’s new president and CEO for Latin America, explained that the investment plan comprises 26 discount stores, two warehouses and two supermarkets.
From Laprensa.com.ni: “Solórzano remarked that in addition to opening new stores, Wal-Mart will continue buying textile products from Nicaragua and Guatemala, and agricultural ones from Costa Rica, for example, to sell them in its stores in the United States and other countries”.
With a $3.12 million investment, the multinational supermarket chain inaugurated the first of seven new stores planned for the second half of 2010.
Located at Mix Shopping Mall, in the City of San Cristóbal, the new facility has already created 91 jobs.
Marcio Cuevas, Wal-Mart corporate affairs manager, told Elperiodico.com.gt: “we’ll open seven new stores of our various brands (Supertiendas Paiz, Despensa Familiar, Maxi Bodega y ClubCo), in the second half of 2010”.
The investment of $1 million for the new Despensa Familiar (Family Pantry) store is part of the company’s expansion and investment plan in the country.
The operations manager of Family Pantries, Fabricio Molina, told La Prensa Gráfica: "In the next six months, the corporation (Wal-Mart Central America) will be opening six more stores which will be located in various parts of the country, including the capital.
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