Costa Rican company opens first liquid egg processing plant in Central America
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Costa Rican company opens first liquid egg processing plant in Central America

L. Arias - August 21, 2015

The Costa Rican company Innovo on Thursday inaugurated in Naranjo, Alajuela, the first liquid egg plant in Central America in a ceremony attended by President Luis Guillermo…

Juan Valdez inaugurates its first Costa Rica store
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Juan Valdez inaugurates its first Costa Rica store

L. Arias - May 30, 2015

Colombian coffee giant Juan Valdez on Thursday officially inaugurated the first of five coffee shops it plans to open in Costa Rica this year, representing a total investment of $2…

South Korean textile company opens new plant in Costa Rica
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South Korean textile company opens new plant in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 24, 2015

South Korean company SAE-A Spinning launched operations in Costa Rica on Thursday with the inauguration of its yarn spinning plant in the province of Cartago, with an initial investment…

Bacardí opens regional service center in Costa Rica
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Bacardí opens regional service center in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 12, 2015

Iconic rum maker Bacardí inaugurated a regional service center in Costa Rica on Wednesday, where the Caribbean company will provide administrative support to other countries throughout the Americas. The center, located in Escazú,…

Employment outlook slightly better for Ticos in coming months, survey finds
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Employment outlook slightly better for Ticos in coming months, survey finds

L. Arias - March 11, 2015

Most Costa Rican companies are sticking with the employees they have for now, a new jobs survey found. Though the hiring outlook for the second quarter of…

Dippin’ Dots ice cream comes to Costa Rica
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Dippin’ Dots ice cream comes to Costa Rica

L. Arias - February 21, 2015

The first Costa Rica location of U.S. ice cream brand Dippin’ Dots opened this week at Mall Plaza Premium La Cuesta in Escazú, southwest of San José.…

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Johnny Rockets opens third location in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 31, 2015

[caption id="attachment_57212" align="alignright" width="300"] (Via Johnny Rockets Facebook)[/caption] California-based burger chain Johnny Rockets on Thursday inaugurated its third restaurant in the country, which represents a $400,000 investment…

Another fast-food chain closes in Costa Rica
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Another fast-food chain closes in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 26, 2015

Last Saturday, the restaurant chain Bagelmen’s closed all of its locations in Costa Rica, laying off 110 employees. Signs on Saturday morning placed on the doors at all locations read: “We are…

Costa Rica’s franchise sector grows by nearly 13 percent in 2014
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Costa Rica’s franchise sector grows by nearly 13 percent in 2014

L. Arias - December 18, 2014

Despite reports of slow growth in Costa Rica’s business sector, those operating under the franchising regime grew by 12.7 percent in 2014, according to the National Franchise…

World leader in wireless industry opens $6 million operation in Costa Rica
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World leader in wireless industry opens $6 million operation in Costa Rica

L. Arias - November 11, 2014

Brightstar Corp., the world's largest wireless services distributor, on Monday opened a new shared services center in Costa Rica, from which the company will offer technical support for their operations…