Britt Opens New Stores

The Costa Rican company will open five stores in airports in the Dominican Republic and three in Mexico.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The company plans to open its Dominican stores by May 2011. The three openings in Mexico will add to the eight stores already operating since early this year.

Pablo Vargas, manager of Group Britt, told Nacion.com, "that the stores in Mexico will employ 76 people and cover 320 m² at the International Airport in Mexico City. The other three, whose operating permits are in process, will put the number of m² of sales area at 400. The openings are planned for the first quarter of 2011."

The five stores in the Dominican Republic will generate 60 direct jobs.

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