Costa Rica: Mislabeling Sanctions

The National Consumer Commission sanctioned six supermarkets and an imports company because of labeling errors.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

These companies were sanctioned for offering the final consumer a product labeled as dairy, but not classified as such.

"In July, ... it ruled against supermarket chains Automercado, Megasuper, Wal-Mart, 'Consorcio Cooperativo de Consumo', 'Prismar de Costa Rica', Perimercados, as well as against 'Mercantil de Alimentos'", reported website El Financiero.

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More Investment in Supermarkets

February 2012

In Costa Rica, Megasuper, Walmart and AutoMercado are preparing to open more stores in the capital and surrounding areas.

Megasuper is to open three new stores in the capital with an investment of $30 million and the creation of 100 new jobs, said Walter Vega, general manager of the company.

Costa Rica: Heated Competition Between Supermarkets

May 2011

Strategies and new low price offers are being prepared before the arrival of the Walmart name in the country.

The fight to win customers in an increasingly aggressive market has been reinvigorated in recent weeks, since the retailer Walmart decided to change the name of its supermarkets from Hipermás to Walmart.

18 New Supermarkets in Costa Rica During 2010

April 2010

Automercado, Walmart and Gessa are expected to open 18 new supermarkets in 2010, worth a combined investment of $20 million.

Walmart will add ten new locations to its network, using its Pali and Maxi Bodega Brands, while Automercado will open two and Gessa six under its Perimercados and Super Compro brands.

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