Costa Rica: More Investment in Food Service

The chain of wholesale supermarkets Mayca has started operations in a new facility in the capital and is preparing for the opening of another one in Ciudad Quesada, outside the Greater Metropolitan Area.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The newly opened self-service store measures 432 square meters and is situated opposite the National Children's Hospital in San Jose. In relation to the store in Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos, there is still no definite date for its opening.

Lourdes Zarate, marketing coordinator at Mayca Autoservicio, told Elfinancierocr.com that "... We want to become an ally for businesses in the area that need to buy new products and with sizes tailored to their needs. "

"... The firm also has stores in Alajuela, Barreal de Heredia, San Sebastián, Escazú, Curridabat, Cartago, Tibás, Liberia and Perez Zeledon. "

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