Growth of Health Stores

There has been increased business and new locations opening up, for products and services related to health and personal care.

Monday, July 16, 2012

In Costa Rica, the company Locatel, founded on capital from Colombia, Venezuela and Costa Rica has invested around $3 million in opening its first outlet in the Momentum Pinares Mall in Curridabat.

The company will offer the public medical equipment, hygiene and beauty products, nutritional products, and health services.

Alfonso Duque, director of the company, added to "Locatel is for anyone who wants to regain, retain or improve their health. Our idea is to have a one stop shop for all products and services related everyone’s health"

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On March 18 it will open a new store at the Mall Flores del Lago.

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With an investment of one million dollars, Supermarkets La Colonia, has opened store number 22 in Honduras.

Located in the Premier de Comayagüela Mall, the 1,500 square meter supermarket has generated 60 direct jobs and over 180 indirect jobs. reported quoted Fernando Caceres, La Colonia’s marketing manager who said, "We are extending our services to all areas of our country, we invite all Honduran families in the area north of Tegucigalpa not to miss the amazing variety of national and international products that only La Colonia offers."

Three New Wal-Mart Stores in Costa Rica

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Under the "Pali" brand, Wal-Mart inaugurated supermarkets in Coto Brus, Puerto Viejo de Limón and Nandayure, Guanacaste.

With these three new stores opened in June, Wal-Mart now has 127 "Pali" stores in Costa Rica.

From La Prensa Libre´s website: "Each now opening generates direct jobs in the communities,...

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