Seven New Wal-Mart Stores in Guatemala

With a $3.12 million investment, the multinational supermarket chain inaugurated the first of seven new stores planned for the second half of 2010.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Located at Mix Shopping Mall, in the City of San Cristóbal, the new facility has already created 91 jobs.

Marcio Cuevas, Wal-Mart corporate affairs manager, told Elperiodico.com.gt: “we’ll open seven new stores of our various brands (Supertiendas Paiz, Despensa Familiar, Maxi Bodega y ClubCo), in the second half of 2010”.



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Walmart Opens New Store in El Salvador

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With an investment of $4 million, the multinational has opened its first retail store under the 'Maxi Despensa' brand.

Located in San Marcos, the new facility has created approximately 40 jobs, and has 1,200 square feet and a parking area for 76 vehicles.

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Wal-Mart Continues Regional Expansion Plan

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In 2010 the supermarket chain plans to open 30 business units in Central America.

Eduardo Solórzano, Wal-Mart’s new president and CEO for Latin America, explained that the investment plan comprises 26 discount stores, two warehouses and two supermarkets.

From Laprensa.com.ni: “Solórzano remarked that in addition to opening new stores, Wal-Mart will continue buying textile products from Nicaragua and Guatemala, and agricultural ones from Costa Rica, for example, to sell them in its stores in the United States and other countries”.

Guatemala: Wal-Mart Opens New Supermarket

July 2009

The new Hiper Paíz will open next week, at the Eskala Shopping Mall, becoming the chain's seventh hypermarket in the country.

Wal-Mart Central America is betting, with this new supermarket, to capture clients from the Mixco municipality and the neighboring departments of Sacatepéquez and Chimaltenango.

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