Increase in Opticians in Costa Rica

A business group in the retail sector has entered the opticians business, opening the first of eight stores which they plan to open throughout the year.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The new trend in the opticians market is financing products through a system similar to that offered in white good stores. Under this scheme the brand Gollo Ópticas, by the Unicomer Group, will soon open 8 sales outlets reporting an investment of about $100,000 for each one.

Eduardo Córdoba, marketing manager Unicomer Group, told that "... Investment will be mainly in computer technology for eye exams and merchandise, as well as certified professional staff. "

"... In this new business the company will be providing a financing facility, coming in with quite competitive prices according to those handled by the current competition in Costa Rica. " Regarding competition "... Optical Vision announced that it is in negotiations with the French multinational eye product company Essilor, which is interested in acquiring the majority of shares in the Costa Rican company. "

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From a statement issued by the Commission to Promote Competition (COPROCOM):

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