Fischel and Sucre Pharmacies Sign Business Alliance

The accord allows them to have 140 outlets in total, exchange financial and marketing information and share inventories.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Fischel brand and its network of pharmacies are owned by CEFA Corporation.

Arnaldo José Garnier, president of CEFA Corporation and Fischel and pharmacies informed Nacion.com: "The main objective of this union is to generate more sales, reduce costs, improve profitability and accelerate the opening of new outlets."

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Pharmaceutical Company Changes Hands in Costa Rica

June 2015

The Cuestamoras group has announced the purchase of a majority in the Cefa-Fischel corporation, which operates a chain of pharmacies present in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, in addition to laboratories and other drug distributors.

The purchase request was filed with the Commission to Promote Competition by Cuestamoras on May 8, and is subject to approval.

Winners and Losers in Drug Store Wars

July 2012

Corporation Cefa-Fischel is gaining more and more of the market share in Costa Rica, with tactics that are being denounced as anti-competitive business practices.

An article by César Quirós Brenes in Elfinancierocr.com reports on up to what point Cefa-Fischel Corporation has reached in the drug retail sector in Costa Rica: "Of the 950 active pharmacies as of 15 June, 67 (7% of total) are Fischel stores.

Pharmacy War Goes to Competition Tribunal

June 2012

In Costa Rica, Compañía Farmacéutica S. A. (Cofasa) has filed a suit over monopolistic acts by the Corporation which owns the Fischel pharmacies .

Cofasa's lawyer, in a complaint before the National Competition Commission at the Ministry of Economy, said that the CEFA Corporation, which owns the pharmacy chain Fischel, "...

Costa Rica: Chilean Firm Acquires 50% of Cefa

April 2011

The pharmaceutical group Socofar acquired 50% of the Costa Rican operation Cefa Corporation.

The alliance between the two companies will allow the financing Cefa’s expansion to Central America and the Caribbean. Among the plans is the recovery of the Honduran and Salvadoran market and consolidation of operations in Nicaragua

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