Chain Stores Plan Expansion in Costa Rica

The Salvadoran Siman Group, a conglomerate that operates franchises for Zara, Zara Home and Massimo Dutti and the department stores Aliss, Yamuni, Carrion and Ekono has announced expansion plans.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In 2013 the Siman Group will open a new 10,000 square meter store in the new stage of Multiplaza del Este Mall which will generate 250 jobs.

Between 2016 and 2017 it expects to have four or five outlets for which it is investigating venturing into new areas such as Heredia, Cartago and Alajuela.

"The conglomerate which manages Spanish franchises belonging to Grupo Inditex (Zara, Zara Home and Massimo Dutti) – has announced the arrival of four new concepts into the country. Bershka, Pull & Bear and Stradivarius are youth clothing brands which will open up for the first time in Costa Rica, together with the lingerie store Oysho", reports

The department store will open a new Yamuni store measuring about 2,500 feet in the Lincoln Plaza mall, Moravia, in November

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