Supermarket Chain Announces Expansion in Costa Rica

The Automercado chain has announced the opening of four new stores this year and next.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Once permits have been obtained from the municipality of Santo Domingo de Heredia, construction of one of the new supermarkets will begin, said the chain's vice president Diego Alonso.

For 2013 plans include the construction of another store in the adjoining district of Alajuela in Guácima Hacienda Los Reyes.

According to an article in, "Alonso stated that during this year and next year, two more stores will be opened, whose locations and additional information he preferred to reserve for the moment."

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