Six months after the regulations come into force in Costa Rica less than 150 requests have been logged to set up distributed generation systems.
Some attribute the lack of interest to the cost of installing the panels and the return on investment being in the medium term. Jorge Blanco, spokesman for the Costa Rican Association of Solar Energy (Acesolar) believes that "... 'most distributors are not interested in this service growing. This is logical because distributed generation does not promote their business, it affects it'." Even private sector representatives say that the legislation tends to protect electricity distributors more than encourage the use of panels.
The vitamin supplements company will have to restructure its multi-level marketing operation and pay $200 million in compensation to the affected distributors.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the multinational company Herbalife will have to pay $200 million in compensation to consumers / distributors who were tricked with promises of earning sums of money that never appeared.
Eight in ten Peruvians buy own brand label products, with bread, rice and oil having the most presence in supermarkets
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office:
Peruvians prefer to shop in supermarkets, because of the variety of products on offer , as well as for reasons of safety and comfort. In 2014, supermarket sales showed a growth of 9.5% compared with the previous year, which represents 44% of total retail sales.
The Costa Rican Automotive company has acquired a car dealership in Dallas, bringing the number of subsidiaries of the company operating out of Costa Rica to five.
The new branch in Texas, was born under the brand Atkinson Toyota South Dallas and is dedicated to marketing Toyota and Scion brands of cars. Purdy Motor plans to continue expanding its operations primarily in North America.
Private brands, also known as intermediaries or retailers, are being increasingly sought out in developed markets such as those in European countries.
From a press release issued by the Foreign Trade Office (Procomer):
A study by the consultancy company Nielsen in 2013 for the Yearbook of Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) shows that private brands increased their share in 18 of the 20 European countries analyzed, which led to them being the most popular and demanded by consumers.
The event for tire dealers will be held from 24 to 27 July at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama.
This year, more than 200 international exhibitors, including tire manufacturers and major suppliers of reconditioned and recycled tires, rims, machinery and related equipment, will participate in the event.
Puma Energy Service stations and distributors of Castrol in the isthmus will market the lubricants Castrol GTX, Castrol Magnatec and Castrol EDGE.
A statement from Puma-Energy reads:
CASTROL AND PUMA ENERGY JOIN FORCES IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
February 5, 2013 - Puma Energy LLC ("Puma Energy"), one of the largest independent oil companies in processing, marketing and distributing fuels and Castrol the leading lubricants company in the world, announced the creation of a strategic alliance to commercialize Castrol automotive lubricants in the Central and South America market.
Authorities published the schedule of activities related to the sale of the majority stake of distribution companies Metro-Oeste, Chiriquí and Elektra Noreste.
The National Authority for Public Services has reported the preliminary program of activities that will be carried out in the Concurrency Competitive Act for the sale of a block of not less than fifty-one percent (51%) of the Shares of the Electricity Distribution Companies held by Private Investors.
The Ministry of Education is inviting bids for the packaging and distribution of text books for primary schools.
The Ministry had earlier tendered the purchase of more than four million readers for the pre primary and primary levels and is now putting out to tender the packaging and distribution of the same items.
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