Epa Hardware Ventures in El Salvador

With an estimated investment of $ 12 million this year, the Venezuelan chain opens its first store in El Salvador.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


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Located in the municipality of Soyapango (seven miles east of San Salvador), the hardware store will open next May, employing 190 people.

Ignacio Vieto, general manager of the chain in Costa Rica, also referred to the forthcoming opening of the fourth store of the chain in Costa Rica, located in Colima de Tibas. The opening is scheduled for May.

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Ferretería EPA, a company financed with Venezuelan capital, hopes to inaugurate its third establishment in Costa Rica by November 2009.

The Ferretería EPA chain is investing $14 million in the construction of a 30,000 square meter location in Belen, in the province of Heredia. Depending on the results of the new store, the company plans to open two more locations in the metropolitan area in the medium- and long-term.

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The GAP clothing chain will open its first store in Panama in late February.

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The Salvadoran Hardware Market

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