Walmart Opens New Store in El Salvador

With an investment of $4 million, the multinational has opened its first retail store under the 'Maxi Despensa' brand.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Located in San Marcos, the new facility has created approximately 40 jobs, and has 1,200 square feet and a parking area for 76 vehicles.

Walmart also announced that this month it is opening a ‘Despensa Familiar’ in Olocuilta, La Paz. This store will cost one million dollars and will generate 20 jobs.

Representatives of the chain reported that at the beginning of next year work will start on Walmart Mejicanos and a Despensa Familiar in Olocuilta.



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New Walmart Store in Nicaragua

December 2011

The multinational retailer has opened a new ‘Pali’ store, which forms part of the announced investment of $54 million in the country.

With an investment of one million dollars the new store, Pali Santo Domingo, generated 16 jobs.

"'Walmart, with this penultimate opening in 2011, has demonstrated its loyalty to Nicaraguans and their confidence in the country", said Eduardo Garcia, manager of corporate affairs for Walmart Mexico and Central America'", reported Laprensa.com.

Walmart to Invest $43.6 Million in Honduras

April 2011

The construction of three new stores by the supermarket chain will create 338 direct posts and more than 5,000 indirect jobs.

The investment was announced by Walmart general manager, Alberto Ebrad, after a meeting with Honduran president, Porfirio Lobo. Ebrad indicated that this will be the company's main investment this year in Central America.

Walmart to Invest $84 Million in Guatemala

April 2011

The multinational retail company has announced the opening of 25 new stores in the country.

By the end of 2011, Walmart will open 25 new stores, bringing to 200 the total number in Guatemala. It will also carry out remodeling works at its hypermarket style stores branded Maxi Bodega and Despensa Familiar, according to Alberto Ebrard, executive vice-president and general manager for the firm's Mexican and Central American operations.

Seven New Wal-Mart Stores in Guatemala

June 2010

With a $3.12 million investment, the multinational supermarket chain inaugurated the first of seven new stores planned for the second half of 2010.

Located at Mix Shopping Mall, in the City of San Cristóbal, the new facility has already created 91 jobs.

Marcio Cuevas, Wal-Mart corporate affairs manager, told Elperiodico.com.gt: “we’ll open seven new stores of our various brands (Supertiendas Paiz, Despensa Familiar, Maxi Bodega y ClubCo), in the second half of 2010”.

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