Costa Rica: Pharmacy Chain Changes Hands

The owner of Farmacias Fischel has announced the acquisition of 100% of the pharmacy chain La Bomba, in a transaction whose amount was not disclosed.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Grupo Cuestamoras, owner of the Fischel drugstore chain bought the pharmacy chain La Bomba, in a transaction that is still subject to approval by the Commission for the Promotion of Competition. reports that "...Despite belonging to the same group, the pharmacies will stick with their own strategies. La Bomba will keep selling products at lower prices, while Fischel will focus on its strategy to provide service and sales of other products such as cosmetics, said Manuel Zuniga, chief executive of Cuestamoras."

"... With this acquisition, the group intends to expand its new venture to other parts of the country, although it has not yet revealed any possible new openings. Currently, there are 14 pharmacies in the chain, while Fischel has about 80 branches across the country."

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