Walmart Opens New Store in Guatemala

Located in Zone 17 of the capital, the chain has opened the Paiz Santa Amelia superstore, its 30th in the country.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The opening of the Wal-Mart store directly created 78 new jobs as well as 97 indirect positions.

"The 2,513 m2 facility features features parking at the front of the supermarket and sustainable energy characteristics through its balance of natural and LED lighting to illuminate the store," reports Sigloxxi.com.

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Seven New Wal-Mart Stores in Guatemala

June 2010

With a $3.12 million investment, the multinational supermarket chain inaugurated the first of seven new stores planned for the second half of 2010.

Located at Mix Shopping Mall, in the City of San Cristóbal, the new facility has already created 91 jobs.

Marcio Cuevas, Wal-Mart corporate affairs manager, told Elperiodico.com.gt: “we’ll open seven new stores of our various brands (Supertiendas Paiz, Despensa Familiar, Maxi Bodega y ClubCo), in the second half of 2010”.

Wal-Mart Continues Regional Expansion Plan

February 2010

In 2010 the supermarket chain plans to open 30 business units in Central America.

Eduardo Solórzano, Wal-Mart’s new president and CEO for Latin America, explained that the investment plan comprises 26 discount stores, two warehouses and two supermarkets.

From Laprensa.com.ni: “Solórzano remarked that in addition to opening new stores, Wal-Mart will continue buying textile products from Nicaragua and Guatemala, and agricultural ones from Costa Rica, for example, to sell them in its stores in the United States and other countries”.

Guatemala: Wal-Mart Opens New Supermarket

July 2009

The new Hiper Paíz will open next week, at the Eskala Shopping Mall, becoming the chain's seventh hypermarket in the country.

Wal-Mart Central America is betting, with this new supermarket, to capture clients from the Mixco municipality and the neighboring departments of Sacatepéquez and Chimaltenango.

Wal-Mart expands services in Guatemala

August 2008

The supermarket chain, Wal-Mart, plans to continue its expansion and its strategy leans towards attending consumers in the province.

According to Aquileo Sanchez, Communications Director for Wal-Mart Central America, through the rest of 2008 and the beginning of next year, they plan to open between 10 and 15 new stores.

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