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And so the Americanization of Costa Rica continues

Rico's TICO BULL - The Americanization of Costa Rica started a decade ago. Perhaps more. Intensified in the last five years, as the country goes America First more and more every day. I remember the day when Hypermas came on the scene. Then it was...

20 Scams and Sneaky Tricks at Costa Rica Supermarkets

You try your best to save a few colones every time you hit the supermarket, but you’re probably still spending more than you should. Thanks to the psychological tricks of manufacturers and retailers you’re likely getting cheated - or at least manipulated into spending...

Guanacaste Becomes A Magnet For Supermarkets in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA  - The arrival of large numbers of tourists in Guanacaste is one of the factors supermarket chains have been increasing their presence in the province. It was not long ago that supermarkets like Automercado, Supercrompro and Megasuper were not found in Guanacaste....

Costa Rica Supermarket Merchandising Practices

(QBLOGS) I don’t think anyone would disagree, that the two top supermarket chains in Costa Rica are AutoMercado and Mas x Menos (Walmart), both as to overall quality and selection, especially when it comes to imported goods. I’m sure that their owner/managers have visited similar...

Saretto Is Back!

(TICO BULL) The Saretto supermarket in Escazú has undergone an overhaul, renewing its image, giving its customers with a new shopping experience. The store, located 300 metres east of Walmart, was once the premier supermarkets for foreigners in San José's west end, offering up a...

Government Says NO to Potato Imports

QCOSTARICA - The Ministro de Agricultura y Ganadería, Luis Felipe Arauz (Minister of Agriculture and Livestock) said no to the possibility of evaluating imports of potatoes, despite demands made by the industrial sector. Minister says a study of shortage would be needed to be carried...

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