Supermarkets: New Stores in Costa Rica

Between March and April, Walmart opened five new stores of the Palí format, located in Heredia, San José, Alajuela, Cartago and Guanacaste.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The supermarket chain informed that the company invested close to $6.7 million to open these five new stores. With these recent openings, there are now 181 points of sale of the Palí format.

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The new supermarkets are located in San Pedro de Barva in Heredia, Santa Maria Dota in San Jose, San Juan de San Ramon in Alajuela, Cervantes in Cartago and Huacas in Guanacaste.

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The publication adds that "... each of the new stores operate with high sustainable standards that include LED lighting, sanitary fixtures that optimize water consumption, optimized ventilation systems and high efficiency refrigeration."

According to studies by CentralAmericaData, in this context of new commercial reality, Costa Rican consumers are among the most reluctant at a regional level to make purchases in physical supermarket establishments, since when compared to the data reported prior to the pandemic, in the first days of April 2021 in Costa Rica there was a 1% decrease in the number of people who visited this type of stores.

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After investing $17 million, Walmart opened a new store to the public on July 10, in the canton of San Pablo, province of Heredia.

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With the opening, Costa Rica now has 136 stores and with them, Walmart of Mexico and Central America totals 552 sale points throughout the region.

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