Convenience Stores: New Investment in Guatemala

The Circle K chain of stores, originally from the United States, will open its first store on June 19, which will be in Zone 9 of the country's capital.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Grupo Intur, a business firm that already operates the chain of stores in Honduras and Costa Rica, reported that it will be in charge of investments in Guatemala and that the first point of sale will be in Plaza Asadis, Boulevard Liberation.

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Regarding the business line of the chain of stores, reviews that "... The modality of attention in this type of stores is 24/7, with a diversity of products, beverages, fried foods, sweets, and hotdog and other groceries."

The article adds that "... In Central American countries such as Honduras and Costa Rica, Circle K franchises are managed by Intur Group of Honduras, the same firm that will bring it to Guatemala. In Honduras there are more than 30 points of sale, and in Costa Rica more than 12. In 2012 the firm brought Dunkin to Guatemala, of which they already own several stores. The first was the restaurant in Miraflores."

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