El Salvador at a glance
Total Retail Units 80 Despensa Familiar 51 La Despensa de Don Juan 25 Walmart Supercenter 2 Maxi Despensa 2
In 2005, Walmart acquired more than 33% interest in Central American Retail Holding Company (CARHCO) from the Dutch retailer Royal Ahold NV. In 2006, we increased our interest to 51% and CARHCO became Walmart Centroamérica. We are the region's largest retailer, with stores in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
In 2009, Walmart Mexico announced the acquisition of Walmart´s operations in Central America from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and two minority partners. In 2010, the transaction was completed and Walmart Mexico became Walmart Mexico and Central America. Our headquarters are located in San Jose, Costa Rica.
See photos and get details on the store types we operate in El Salvador.