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PriceSmart Leads The “Americanization” of Costa Rica

Rico's TICO BULL - One of the questions I am often asked is what changes I have seen in my more than two decades of living in Costa Rica. There are many. Traffic congestion in the greater metropolitan area and the "Americanization" of the...

PriceSmart Declares 70 Cent Dividend

PriceSmart declared a US$0.70 per share dividend at the company's 2019 annual meeting of stockholders held on January 30, 2019, in San Diego. A $0.35 per share is payable on February 28, 2019, to stockholders of record as of close of business on February 15,...

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...

Retailers Usher in “Christmas Season” Confident In Sales Increase

The Christmas season has officially arrived in retail stores in Costa Rica and with it the hope to significantly increase their sales, which according to Alonso Elizondo, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, the expected is 17%. Christmas in Costa Rica is the most...

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...

The Truth Behind Pricesmart’s Roasted Chicken

It's hard to resist. Every time I visit Pricesmart, my (big) nose, and watering eyes head for the roasted chicken. But, no, not today is the conclusion at every visit. Well, almost every visit, until Sunday last, when I gave in. At ¢2,995 colones (US$5.34)...

Costa Rica Trip Among Costco’s Freebies To Entice New Members

TODAY COSTA RICA - To entice new members, Costco in the U.S. is offering a freebie in a US$75 Costco cash card toward Costco travel to the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico or the South Pacific (cruises excluded). That and three other freebies await...

PriceSmart Santa Ana To Open in Late 2017

Q BUSINESS - PriceSmart, the largest operator of membership warehouse clubs in Central America and the Caribbean, says it will invest more than US$12 million dollars in its new point of sale to be located in Santa Ana. The new store, the 7th in Costa...

PriceSmart Announces New Store Location For Costa Rica, To Be Built In Santa Ana

Q BUSINESS - PriceSmart, the U.S.-style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean, is growing in Costa Rica, announcing its seventh store will be Santa Ana. Details at this time are few. According to a report by Marketwatch.com, the company acquired a...

Shopping at Pricesmart in Costa Rica

TICO BULL by Rico – Often I get asked why I shop at Pricesmart. The answer is simple and complicated at the same time, in that I can get better pricing on many things and items that you cannot find in other stores in...

PriceSmart Asks Costa Rica Members To Stop Using and Return For Refund Recalled Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

QCOSTARICA - PriceSmart in Costa Rica, on its website, posted a warning about possible contamination of a batch of Kraft macaroni brand, which may have been bought by Costa Rica consumers. The PriceSmart warning follows notice by Kraft Foods recalling 242,000 cases of original flavor...

“Outlet” and “Off-Price” Formats Growing in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - "Outlets" an "Off-Price" shopping is growing Costa Rica, retailers cashing in on passing on low prices to consumers and "... stay competitive in different retail segments in the country." This is the case of the Best Brands shop, which uses the off-price model,...

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