Walmart Opens Major Distribution Center

After an investment of $70 million, Walmart has opened a 52,000 square meter distribution center in Costa Rica.

Friday, May 17, 2013

"The building has an area of ​​52,000 m² and its surface area is equivalent to 67 football fields according to the company, and is located in the industrial complex in Coyol in Alajuela", reported

According to Julio Quevedo, vice president of logistics at Walmart, Mexico and Central America, the CEDI was planned taking into account the expected growth in the chain in Costa Rica over the next five years, though he could not reveal the figures as the the company is quoted on the Stock Exchange.

"The area of ​​land has room to grow in buildings after these five years," he added.

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Its main distribution center, which supplies 163 stores in the country, will be expanded to 28 thousand square meters.

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