New Walmart Supermarket in Honduras

With an investment of $46 million, the retail multinational has opened its first ‘Maxi Despensa’ format supermarket in Honduras.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The supermarket, which is the 600th in Central America in this format, will offer low-cost products.

Alberto Ebrard, president and general manager of WM, said the opening of the new store will improve the quality of family life, directly and indirectly.

"With this opening, the company further reaffirms its commitment to its social responsibility scheme, which has the primary objective of working to improve the quality of life in the countries where it operates", the executive said in an article on

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