New "Play" Store in Costa Rica

Grupo Monge inaugurated its third "Play" store in the country; it is located in Escazú, and has 2.355 square meters of commercial space.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The $5 million electronics and home equipment store will offer 9.000 different products.

"Grupo Monge has hired 60 people for administrative and sales jobs. They were trained in the group's other two Play stores: Zapote and Paseo de Las Flores", reported

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