New Supermarket in Costa Rica

After investing $17 million, Walmart opened a new store to the public on July 10, in the canton of San Pablo, province of Heredia.

Friday, July 10, 2020

This new location becomes the 14th store that the chain will operate under the Walmart format and for the operation of this supermarket, the company will hire 123 people, said the official statement.

See "E-Commerce: What do Consumers Want to Buy?"

Nacion.com reports that this new store "... incorporates home delivery of online purchases and the possibility for customers to pick up their order at the store's parking lot."

Mariela Pacheco, assistant manager of Corporate Affairs at Walmart, explained that "... we know that this opening is more important because the pandemic forced private sector actors to reduce or close their operations in the country."

Also see "Digital Supermarkets Are Here"

In the context of the health crisis, consumers moved away from supermarkets in March, April and May. However, according to reports from CentralAmericaData, in the first weeks of June in Central American countries there has been a rise in the number of people moving to locations identified as supermarkets or pharmacies.

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