New Digital Supermarket in Costa Rica

Glovo, a company dedicated to home delivery, opened its first digital supermarket in the country, through which it will serve its customers located in San Jose.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The company reported that the supermarket will be available in the application already accessed by its customers and said the plan is that in the coming weeks will increase the number of products available.

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"These supermarkets will not be open to the public physically and are intended to provide Costa Ricans with purchases of mainly packaged and fresh products effectively, it is a fast and reliable solution to use when you need urgent purchases," explains a statement from the company.

Nacion.com reviews that "... The Company finds in this proposal the ideal logistics with which delivery times will be optimized because the distributors will avoid long lines at the cash registers, as it is a hidden supermarket that will only dispatch the goods requested by the customers."

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The article adds that "... For implementation, Costa Rica is one of the leading countries in the region. In 2019, San José registered the highest impact on the company's turnover for all of Central America."

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