Walmart and Gessa in duel for Costa Rican high-end
Supermarket chains Gessa and Walmart are struggling to gain ground in the segment of high-income customers in Costa Rica, a niche market so far dominated by Automercado.
Gessa will launch its premium Saretto Supermarket format, a shop it bought in 2012, once again in late May. "We'll give Saretto a makeover this year and in 2014 we will begin expanding the brand," said Elizabeth Chacón, manager of corporate relations.
Meanwhile, Walmart is still in the process of converting its Mas x Menos store aimed at more affluent customers. The multinational has renovated 17 of its 29 local stores, as part of its Revolution program.
Source: Fresh Plaza