Super Selectos Inks Alliance with Food Producers

The Salvadoran supermarket chain inked a deal with farmers from the country’s north to acquire all their production.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Carlos Calleja, president and owner of Super Selectos, explained that this alliance will allow the company to market these products directly in its 84 stores countrywide.

He told “the objective of this agreement is to foster the development of the northern area of the country, and to sell 100% Salvadoran goods in our stores”.

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