Rise of Supermarkets in San Pedro Sula

Domestic chains have opened several stores in the last 6 months or plan to open new stores in the industrial city of Honduras.

Monday, May 28, 2012

La Colonia opened two supermarkets in the last six months and in June it plans to open its 24th store.

"In the first quarter of 2013 construction will begin of new premises on Boulevard East exit to La Lima," said Sergio Guevara, manager for the northern zone of the supermarket La Colonia, reports Laprensa.hn.

The firm Los Andes is finalizing the building of a new location for a supermarket, said Elias Burbara, director of the Commissariat Los Andes.

"The construction of new supermarkets in different parts of the city shows that people in San Pedro are increasingly opting to buy basic food products in these establishments," says the briefing note.

For his part, Lin Mei Hung, manager of corporate affairs at Walmart, said this year they plan to open more stores to continue to meet the needs of customers.

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Supermarket Chain Opens Convenience Store

July 2012

In Costa Rica the Auto Mercado supermarket chain has announced the opening of 18 "Vindi" convenience stores before the end of 2013.

The company opened its first store in San Joaquin de Flores, Heredia and the second opening is scheduled for next week in Santa Anta, Lindora.

Fierce Competition Between Supermarkets

March 2012

Certain chains are drowning out competition by making huge investments in opening new stores or by buying up other businesses in Costa Rica.

Gessa - owner of Peri, Jumbo, and Supercompro- announced this week its acquisition of Saretto supermarket, located in Escazu. The goal: to break into the premium products segment (gourmet imported), Saretto’s strong point, Guillermo Aguilar, general manager of the corporation, said to Nacion.com.

La Colonia Opens New Supermarket in Honduras

December 2011

With an investment of one million dollars, Supermarkets La Colonia, has opened store number 22 in Honduras.

Located in the Premier de Comayagüela Mall, the 1,500 square meter supermarket has generated 60 direct jobs and over 180 indirect jobs.

Latribuna.hn reported quoted Fernando Caceres, La Colonia’s marketing manager who said, "We are extending our services to all areas of our country, we invite all Honduran families in the area north of Tegucigalpa not to miss the amazing variety of national and international products that only La Colonia offers."

La Colonia Supermarkets Expand in Nicaragua

December 2011

With an investment of $1.8 million, the supermarket chain has opened store number 16 in the Metrocenter Mall.

The opening of the new store has generated 80 direct jobs and 100 indirect jobs.

"La Colonia has also conducted long-term agreements with cooperatives engaged in the production of fruits and vegetables from the north, west and south.

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