As part of the expansion of its operations, Select Supermarkets inaugurated its store number 38, located in the municipality of Guayama, with an estimated investment of $ 4 million.
This is the the second store that Selectos opens 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.
The Guayama store will create about 100 direct and 50 indirect jobs.
The space, located in front of the Guayama convention center, has 45,000 square feet and twelve cash registers. Visitors will enjoy all the departments, including a large cafeteria and deli specializing in premium cuts of meat.
“A Puerto Rican company has recovered this commercial space to serve the people of Guayaquil and neighboring communities with the experience and quality that we for the past 37 years they have distinguished themselves 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.
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 of serving the community, always carrying the name of our chain high, "said Vázquez, noting that the store has the 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 in the face of the COVID-19 situation. The owner requested that visitors 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 a one way, keep a six-foot distance, and limit your time to a maximum of 45 minutes.
The store will be operating temporarily on regular business hours from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.