More Investment in Supermarkets

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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.

Meanwhile, Walmart plans to invest $67 million in a new distribution center in Coyol, Alajuela, said Yolanda Fernandez, manager of corporate affairs for the firm, reported This is added to the $5 million that went on the opening of the 28th branch of Mas x Menos in the country, in the canton of La Union.

Another chain, AutoMercado, plans to open 3 new branches between 2012 and 2013 in the following places: Guachipelín, in the office and residential complex called Distrito Cuatro, in the residential neighborhood of Los Reyes, La Guácima in Alajuela , and in Santo Domingo de Heredia.

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Walmart Opens Major Distribution Center

May 2013

After an investment of $70 million, Walmart has opened a 52,000 square meter distribution center in Costa Rica.

"The building has an area of ​​52,000 m² and its surface area is equivalent to 67 football fields according to the company, and is located in the industrial complex in Coyol in Alajuela", reported

Super Selectos Expands in El Salvador

March 2011

The supermarket chain plans to open seven new stores in 2011.

With the openings the chain will reach ninety stores and 6.000 employees.

Carlos Calleja, vice president of Calleja Group, owner of the supermarket chain, said the new stores will be located in rural areas of the country where Super Selectos still does not have a presence."

Costa Rica: Gollo Chain Opens Distribution Center

January 2011

With a $12 million investment the chain opened its distribution center in Coyol of Alajuela.

The appliance’s store new distribution center has 20,000 square meters.

"Currently, Gollo Group, a market leader in sales of home appliances, has 105 outlets across the country and generated 1,350 jobs,” writes

Wal-Mart Invests $7.38 million in Guatemala

July 2009

Its main distribution center, which supplies 163 stores in the country, will be expanded to 28 thousand square meters.

With this investment, the company increased its storage and distribution capacity in 25%, creating 50 new jobs.

Marcio Cuevas, Guatemalan Corporate Affairs Manager, was quoted by "...this projects benefit the country´s economy, as expansion means job generation ...

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