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 Elfinancierocr.com "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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The Colombian company, Olímpica, owner of Megasúper, is to invest in remodelling its chain of stores.
Wálter Vega, Megasúper commercial vice-president, has stated that the company has already invested $20 million in improving 10 of its supermarkets and during the remainder of 2011 will target a further $10 million to revamp other stores.
The GAP clothing chain will open its first store in Panama in late February.
This opening in the new phase of Albrook Mall, marks the start of expansion into Central America and the Caribbean.
The company plans to open two more stores this year in Panama, one in Metromall and one in Multiplaza.
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.
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Company Grupo Britt invested $1.3 million in a new store located at Bird International Airport.
The store has 220 square meters of commercial space, and operates under the XPlora store concept.
"As in the other Britt stores (57 in 6 countries), products range from chocolates, t-shirts and souvenirs to coffee and local crafts", reported Elfinancierocr.com.