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Walmart and CEFA face business battle over pharmacies in Costa Rica

Monday, September 6, 2010


Walmart and CEFA, which owns Fischel, Catedral and Farmatica, are involved in fierce competition for the Costa Rican market in pharmacies.
 
New openings and complementary services have increased competition since CEFA withdrew an accord that allowed its Fischel pharmacies to operate in  Walmart supermarkets.
 
So far, CEFA has 63 pharmacies. Walmart has 23 in its supermarkets Más x Menos, Hipermás and Maxi Bodega.
 
Original source (in Spanish): La Nación