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Majority of companies in Costa Rica are family affairs
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Majority of companies in Costa Rica are family affairs

L. Arias - July 14, 2016

Nearly 80 percent of private companies in Costa Rica are family businesses, according to a recent survey by the Costa Rican Chamber of Family Businesses (CACEF). Research…

Burger King reopens Costa Rica operations
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Burger King reopens Costa Rica operations

L. Arias - June 16, 2016

Burger King is back in Costa Rica just eight months after the former franchisee closed its operations here due to financial woes. The first restaurant of the U.S.…

Online shopping still low in Costa Rica, study finds
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Online shopping still low in Costa Rica, study finds

L. Arias - May 30, 2016

Despite having internet coverage in some 88 percent of the country, only 12 percent of consumers in Costa Rica shop online, a study on shopping habits and trends…

Entrepreneur makes hemp-based fuel in Costa Rica
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Entrepreneur makes hemp-based fuel in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - May 28, 2016

Transforming hemp into the surfboard beneath your feet or the plane that takes you skyward: That's the mission of the Canadian company Hempearth, which has made Costa…

Gallito candy, chocolates won’t be ‘Made in Costa Rica’ anymore
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Gallito candy, chocolates won’t be ‘Made in Costa Rica’ anymore

L. Arias - May 5, 2016

Morenitos, Violetas, Milanes, Guayabitas, Tapitas and other Gallito brand sweets that Costa Ricans have traditionally identified as Tico-made will no longer be manufactured here. Illinois-based parent company Mondelēz…

Business confidence still low in Costa Rica
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Business confidence still low in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 7, 2016

Wariness about the country’s employment and economic situation caused a slight decline in confidence among business sector leaders during the first quarter of this year, according to a recent…

Costa Rica businesses want more moderately-skilled workers
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Costa Rica businesses want more moderately-skilled workers

L. Arias - December 10, 2015

Costa Rica firms have a better outlook on their near future than they did last year, according to a new business survey, the second to be released this week.…

San José tops rankings of most competitive cities in Latin America
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San José tops rankings of most competitive cities in Latin America

L. Arias - November 25, 2015

The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) this week reported that San José leads the region in four of the 12 categories of “The World's Most Competitive Cities 2015”…

US company World Fuel Services seeks 70 bilingual employees
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US company World Fuel Services seeks 70 bilingual employees

L. Arias - November 18, 2015

World Fuel Services (WFS), a company in the marketing and financing of fuel products, will expand operations in Costa Rica next year, and is currently recruiting 70…

Chili’s opens fourth restaurant in Costa Rica
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Chili’s opens fourth restaurant in Costa Rica

L. Arias - November 17, 2015

Casual Tex-Mex restaurant Chili's Grill & Bar on Monday opened a new location at Mall Paseo de las Flores in Heredia province, the chain's fourth in the country…

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