Expansion Plans for Universal Stores in Costa Rica

Universal Stores is preparing a strong expansion plan which includes the opening of 14 store before the end of 2010.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Walter Vega, commercial director of Universal Stores, explained that the growth strategy will focus on opening more points of sale within the Greater Metropolitan Area.
Universal has its eyes set on establishing future stores in Escazú, Moravia, Alajuela and Cartago, Vega revealed.
However, the expansion plan for the Costa Rican company is already being executed as this Wednesday they will open store number 10 in Desamparados.
The new store will be located in the Desaamparados Multicenter, a new commercial center that is located on the property where....

More on this topic

Jugueterías Toys Expands in Costa Rica

June 2009

The chain has just invested $3 million in two new locations and it is planning the construction of two more stores for the coming months.

In December, Juguetrías Toys opened a store of 400 square meters in Escazú. For June 25th, the business has planned the inauguration of an exhibition room that was constructed along with a storage space of 7,000 square meters, which required an investment of $1.6 million.

Pops Ice Cream Chain Expands

March 2012

The Costa Rican firm has announced the opening of more stores in U.S. and Costa Rica.

Last February, the Pops ice cream chain opened its first branch in Miami measuring around 100 m2 and with an investment of $500,000. This was an initial step, because as well as operating this site in a mall in Pembroke Pines, it plans to open two more ice cream parlours in Florida during 2012.

New Café Britt Store in Chile

June 2009

As the sixth store opens at the Santiago airport, plans to open the first location in Antigua island is coming together.

With an investment of $1 million, the Costa Rican company, Coffee Britt, inaugurated a store called "Rumbo Sur" at the Santiago, Chile airport two weeks ago. The store is 260 square meters, and it is situated next to a 60 square meters mini-market.

Food Franchise Frenzy

January 2013

In Panama, the population’s increased purchasing power and the economic dynamism are driving new investments by major fast food chains.

The companies Franquicias Panameñas, S.A., KFC and Pizza Hut are to invest $7.5 million in the construction of new stores and the refurbishment of several existing ones.

 close (x)

Receive more news about Retail

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones

New house for sale at Costa Rica beach in Punta Leona Resort

Live at the beach in the exclusive Punta Leona Resort, a dream with shaded white sand beach, pools, restaurants, wild life. New affordable, energy efficient home.
The house - possibly the only energy efficient green...

Stock Indexes

(Mar 24)
Dow Jones
S&P 500


(Mar 24)
Brent Crude Oil
Coffee "C"