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COVID-19 detected in Auto Mercado worker in Escazú

(QCOSTARICA) AutoMercado confirmed on Tuesday about a positive case of COVID-19 in one of its employees, at the store located in the Plaza Atlantis Shopping Center, in San Rafael de Escazú. Plaza "Due to the nature of our business, we are constantly monitoring any risk situation,...

June is jobs month: Sykes announces 450 new jobs

In addition to the creation of 125 new jobs by Pricesmart in Liberia, Sykes Costa Rica announced Wednesday 450 permanent teleworkable jobs. Applicants for these positions must have a level of English equal to or greater than 85% and must apply through their website www.sykescostarica.com. The...

Automercado designates special hours for coronavirus-vulnerable seniors

The upscale chain of supermarkets in Costa Rica announced new hours in the face of the coronavirus covid-19, including exclusive shopping hours for seniors. Typically Automercado stores open at 7:00 am and closed by 10:00 pm. Now, the first two hours of the day, that is...

Walmart, Automercado Announce New Hours For Covid-19

With the objective of protecting the health of customers and employees, both Walmart and Automercado announced new store hours, complying with the recommendations of the health authorities, in the presence of Covid-19 in the country. All Walmart brand stores: Walmart, Masxmenos, Maxi Pali and Pali...

The cost of groceries Costa Rica vs USA 2019

In this blog, you’ll find the comparison of the cost of groceries Costa Rica versus the cost of groceries in Florida 2019. Diego Xavier, an expat in Costa Rica since 2014, shared this tremendous information recently on Facebook.  I’d like to thank Diego Xavier, for...

Automercado Continues With Expansion

The high end supermarket chain Automercado is expanding, as it plans to launch during the second half of the year a new sales point in Guayabos, Curridabat, on the east side of San Jose. The new store would be number 42 point of sale for...

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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