Costa Rica: Growth in Supermarket Business

Automercado has inaugurated a new point of sale in Guadalupe, San José, and next year it plans to build another in Curridabat, in the east of the capital.

Monday, October 16, 2017

The supermarket which opened its doors in Guadeloupe, required an investment of $1 million, and is the 21st point of sale of the chain Automercado. Representatives explained that "...This is the second supermarket inaugurated under this brand name in the course of 2017 (another opened in Santo Domingo de Heredia last January), thus fulfilling the number of openings planned in the expansion plan from 2016 to 2024."

Diego Alonso, vice president of Automercado, explained to that "... in the case of (the convenience stores chain) Vindi, they expect to open two stores before the end of the year. One will be located in Alajuela and the other in Tamarindo."

Another chain that plans to expand to the east of the capital is Corporación Supermercados Unidos (CSU), which submitted an Environmental Impact Study to build a supermarket in Curridabat of the brand Mas x Menos, with a total constructed area of 7,700 square meters, and 2 thousand square meters of green area.

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