As part of the expansion of its operations, Supermercados Selectos inaugurated its store number 38, located in the municipality of Guayama, with an estimated investment of $ 4 million.
This is the second store that Selectos has opened since the pandemic began four months ago, said Mayreg Rodríguez, executive director of the Puerto Rican supermarket chain.
“We continue to position the Selectos brand throughout Puerto Rico and we are proud to continue creating jobs and generating an economy in a time of so many challenges for the country,” Rodríguez said in a press release.
Guayama’s store It will create about 100 direct jobs and 50 indirect ones.
The space, located in front of the Guayama convention center, has 45 thousand square feet and twelve cash registers. Visitors will enjoy all the departments, including a spacious cafeteria and a deli specialized in high-quality cuts of meat.
“A Puerto Rican company has recovered this commercial space to serve the Guayamenses and neighboring communities with the experience and quality that have distinguished us for the past 37 years as supermarket operators, 15 of them in the Selectos chain,” said owner Felipe Berríos , who also runs the Selectos supermarkets in Juana Díaz, Santa Isabel and Adjuntas.
For his part, the president of the Board of Directors of Selectos, Nelson Vázquez, celebrated this second opening amid the emergency caused by the pandemic. The first was Selectos Toa Alta, last April. “Our response to the crisis has been a greater degree of commitment to our sponsors. We are on the front lines to serve the community, always carrying the name of our chain high, “said Vázquez, noting that the store has a variety of essential items for the consumer to prepare for the hurricane season.
Berríos stressed that the store will follow the prevention protocol established by the supermarket chain to protect employees and visitors from the COVID-19 situation. The owner asked visitors to wear their mask at all times and follow the recommendation of the five steps established by Selectos: go only one member of the family, have your shopping list in hand, walk in one direction, keep the distance of six feet and limit your time to a maximum of 45 minutes.
The store will be operating temporarily in regular hours from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.