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US company Suttle to relocate its Costa Rica operations to Minnesota

Suttle's relocation means the dismissal of the company’s 113 employees in a process that will commence this week and expected be completed within the next six months.

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

Morenitos, Violetas, Milanes, Guayabitas, Tapitas and other Gallito brand candies will no longer be made here. The century-old Gallito started as a small store in downtown San José.

A whopper of a decision: Burger King closes its operations in Costa Rica

Burger King Corporation U.S. ordered the immediate closure of all 29 restaurants in Costa Rica as of today, Oct. 5. The closures mean 434 employees will lose their jobs, the owner of the local franchise BK Costa Rica said in a news release. The decision reportedly stems from a dispute between BK US and BK Costa Rica.

Flower export company relocates to Guatemala

The company blames the country's excessive red tape. It plans to dismiss all 400 employees here.

El Gallito stores close after 106 years in business; more than 200 employees dismissed

The iconic Costa Rican store Almacén El Gallito, which in recent years sold mostly party supplies and furniture, last Friday closed its seven locations in Costa Rica citing financial problems.

Franchise owner of Burger King in Costa Rica closes four restaurants

BK Centroamérica said that despite the closures the company is looking for better locations to open new restaurants and would meet all of its labor responsibilities to employees under Costa Rican law.

Incesa Standard closes manufacturing plant in Costa Rica, lays off 150 employees

Kitchen and bath fixtures company Incesa Standard on Thursday evening confirmed the closing of its manufacturing operation in Costa Rica, which will be relocated to the company’s facilities in Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Another fast-food chain closes in Costa Rica

Last Saturday, the restaurant chain Bagelmen’s closed all of its locations in Costa Rica, laying off 110 employees.

San José business group including former fugitive Luis Milanés closes 103-year-old hotel and 2 casinos

Owners of the Europa Hotel & Casino and Hotel Radisson’s Casino, located in San José, announced they would close the businesses and lay off 250 staff members due to high operating costs, the group's attorney, Hugo Navas, said.

Tech support company Motif closes operations in Costa Rica, laying off 90 workers

The U.S.-based company Motif last Friday announced the closure of its customer support call center in Heredia, north of the Costa Rican capital. The news was confirmed in a press release signed by local manager Kaushal Mehta, stating, “[The closure] was due to a change in the customer base served by Motif from its Costa Rica facilities.”
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