Guatemala: Wal-Mart Opens New Supermarket

The new Hiper Paíz will open next week, at the Eskala Shopping Mall, becoming the chain's seventh hypermarket in the country.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


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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.

Wal Mart's Guatemalan Corporate Affairs Manager, Mario Cuevas, commented about the new project to Sigloxxi.com: "We are proud of Hiper Paiz's Mixco inauguration. We are finishing the last details of the new store to receive customers and give them a pleasant shopping experience".

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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”.

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.

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.

Wal-Mart expands services in Guatemala

August 2008

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

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.

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