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And Costa Rica’s top selling brands are…
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L. Arias - June 21, 2015

Local Dos Pinos dairy products were Costa Rican consumers' top choice last year, according to the annual Brand Footprint report released this week by consulting firm Kantar Worldpanel. The study, which evaluates…

Pessimism growing among Costa Rica’s business sector, studies find
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Pessimism growing among Costa Rica’s business sector, studies find

L. Arias - May 29, 2015

Costa Rican entrepreneurs expect hiring to stagnate while the number of private-sector companies considering staff cuts has increased in recent months. Two separate studies presented Thursday by…

Cargill announces $100 million expansion in Costa Rica
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Cargill announces $100 million expansion in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 20, 2015

The U.S. company Cargill, owner of the Costa Rican chicken and deli brands Pipasa and Cinta Azul, on Thursday reported it will invest $100 million over the next…

Industry leaders say Costa Rica’s poor business climate drove out iconic snack food company
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Industry leaders say Costa Rica’s poor business climate drove out iconic snack food company

L. Arias - February 27, 2015

Citing high production costs, increasing electricity rates and taxes, the Costa Rican food company Alimentos Jack’s announced plans this week to move 50 percent of its operation to the U.S.,…

Except for construction, bank loans in Costa Rica increased across the board in 2014
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Except for construction, bank loans in Costa Rica increased across the board in 2014

L. Arias - February 5, 2015

Costa Rican banks last year registered positive numbers for all but one of their credit options available to both personal and commercial loan portfolios. Loans for the construction sector registered a decrease, the Costa Rican…

Some members of Costa Rica’s business sector alarmed over ‘historic’ jump in unemployment
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Some members of Costa Rica’s business sector alarmed over ‘historic’ jump in unemployment

Zach Dyer - January 27, 2015

A group of Costa Rican business leaders are calling for an emergency declaration regarding “historic” jumps in unemployment during the last several quarters. The Union of Private-Sector Chambers and Associations…

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…

Costa Rica’s food industry joins growing chorus of private-sector complaints
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Costa Rica’s food industry joins growing chorus of private-sector complaints

L. Arias - December 17, 2014

Leaders of Costa Rica’s food industry on Tuesday reported that their production has increased by only 1.79 percent this year, a low figure that has prevented the sector from growing…

Pessimism prevails in Costa Rica’s business sector for 2015
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Pessimism prevails in Costa Rica’s business sector for 2015

L. Arias - December 16, 2014

The optimism that followed the inauguration of President Luis Guillermo Solís last May has since dissipated among the country’s business sector, according to the latest study by…

Energy prices and politics weigh down business confidence, Costa Rica private-sector survey notes
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Energy prices and politics weigh down business confidence, Costa Rica private-sector survey notes

Zach Dyer - November 27, 2014

The halls were decked with lights and wreaths at the offices of Costa Rica's Union of Private-Sector Chambers and Associations (UCCAEP), an organization that represents over 40 national…

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