Corporación CEFA, owner of Fischel, Catedral and Farmatica, has announced that it is to open more stores in the rest of the year with one for Escazu in November and another for Limón in December.
Meanwhile, Aquileo Sánchez corporate communication director for Walmart did not mention how many new drugstores it plans to open but stated that its future supermarkets will each include a pharmacy. This corporation owns 158 stores in Costa Rica, spread across different brands.
Both chains combined currently have 86 pharmacy stores.
On March 19 the chain will open its first store at the Pradera Concepción Mall.
The inauguration increases the presence of coffee shops in the Guatemalan market, which currently has ten chains and small cafes competing for a market share.
"Francisco Pallarea, president of Café Cultura magazine, believes the market for coffee shops will become more competitive, reflected in service proposals and products currently offered, the chains who become static against Starbucks will lose their competitive edge and, therefore, their market share,” reported Elperiodico.com.gt.
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