Wal-Mart Incorporates Additional Technology to Stores

By the end of the year, the supermarket chain will roll out new technology for its locations in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This investment includes inventory systems, cash register technology and tools for controlling the flow of goods, reported Aquileo Sánchez, Corporate Communications director at Wal-Mart Central America.

From Elsalvador.com: “He also commented they expect important growth in the future and that they plan to open additional stores in the short term”.



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Wal-Mart Continues Regional Expansion Plan

February 2010

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”.

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