El Machetazo Invests $ 15 Million in Panama

The supermarket chain announced investments in new outlets and the incursion into a new business, pharmacies.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


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Regarding pharmacies, plans include opening of three branches, one of which will be located at the Brisas del Golf residential area and another one in Plaza Versailles.

Expansion plans include the opening of a new supermarket in Coronado.

"The investment portfolio of El Machetazo will add a restaurant franchise, after reaching an agreement with Pollo Tropical, based in Miami, to open locations in Brisas del Golf, Albrook Mall and Plaza Versailles," states the article in Prensa.com.

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Panama: Supermarket chain invests $40 million

September 2008

Panamanian retailer, El Machetazo, is scheduled to open four supermarkets at an investment of $40 million in the next four months.

The El Machetazo Group — which also includes the Casa Goly Hardware stores and the Govil uniform producer — has been growing so far this year in the double digits in sync with the economic reality.

Franchises Expanding in Panama

February 2012

Franchise operations in the country are planning new openings for this year, 2012, driven by economic growth.

Such is the case of Wing Zone Panama which has three restaurants in the country, and plans this year to open five new branches, said Adalberto Ferrer managing partner of the chain.

Garzon supermarkets open in Panama

October 2008

Venezuelan franchise Garzon invested $1.6 million in a store that is 200,000 m2 and that will generate 150 jobs.

The supermarket, which will compete with big chains such as El Rey, El Machetazo, Xtra, Riba Smith and 99, will be fully (100%) staffed by Panamanians.

The franchise was brought to Panama by businessman Javier Espinosa, current president of Garzon companies in the country, who indicated that they planning to make use of the license to open new branches in Central America.

New Walmart Store in El Salvador

June 2012

With an investment of $6.8 million the multinational retailer will open a second store under the Maxi Despensa format in July.

In a 1,600 square meter area the works being carried out are now 70% complete.
"In terms of employment opportunities, on Monday June 4, Walmart held a job fair attended by about 3,000 people from Santa Ana, from these around 60 will be recruited for middle management positions, administration and operational areas as such as cashiers, sales, warehouse staff and others.

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