Wal-Mart expands services in Guatemala

The supermarket chain, Wal-Mart, plans to continue its expansion and its strategy leans towards attending consumers in the province.

Friday, August 15, 2008

According to Aquileo Sanchez, Communications Director for Wal-Mart Central America, through the rest of 2008 and the beginning of next year, they plan to open between 10 and 15 new stores. Sanchez said that this proposal is a part of a strategy of focusing its objectives on consumers who are looking for basic items at low prices.

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Walmart Opens New Store in Guatemala

September 2010

Located in Zone 17 of the capital, the chain has opened the Paiz Santa Amelia superstore, its 30th in the country.

The opening of the Wal-Mart store directly created 78 new jobs as well as 97 indirect positions.

"The 2,513 m2 facility features features parking at the front of the supermarket and sustainable energy characteristics through its balance of natural and LED lighting to illuminate the store," reports Sigloxxi.com.

Costa Rica: WalMart Invests in Energy Saving

March 2010

The supermarket chain invested over $1 million in replacing refrigeration and illumination systems.

WalMart updated all its supermarkets in the country (Pali, Hipermas, MasXMenos and MaxiBodega), and could save around 1.520.000 kW h per year.

“They replaced standard lighting equipment with efficient energy decides, improved refrigeration systems and humidity control equipment”, reported Elfinancierocr.com.

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.

Another Wal-Mart Store in El Salvador

March 2009

The investment of $1 million for the new Despensa Familiar (Family Pantry) store is part of the company’s expansion and investment plan in the country.

The operations manager of Family Pantries, Fabricio Molina, told La Prensa Gráfica: "In the next six months, the corporation (Wal-Mart Central America) will be opening six more stores which will be located in various parts of the country, including the capital.

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