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Walmart Mexico to spend 1.1 billion for 28 new locations around Quintana Roo

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Walmart Mexico has announced 1.1 billion for the construction of 28 new stores across Quintana Roo. The stores will be built over the next two years.

Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa made the announcement Friday with Walmart México when the U.S.-based company announced its investment plan for the state of Quintana Roo.

During the period 2024-2025, Walmart Mexico will invest more than 1.1 billion pesos in the opening of 28 units of its Bodega Aurrera, Sam’s Club formats, Walmart Express and Walmart Supercenter. The company says the new stores will generate more than 930 direct permanent jobs.

“We are excited to continue growing in the state of Quintana Roo where we began operations 28 years ago with the opening of Sam’s Club Cancún,” said Guilherme Loureiro, Executive President and General Director of Walmart of Mexico and Central America.

“With the investment plan that we have focused on our growth in the state, we will strengthen our closeness with clients and partners in Quintana Roo, offering them the best omnichannel shopping experience, as well as solutions that help them save money and live better.”

Walmart announces 1.1 billion for 28 new locations around Quintana Roo. Photo: Walmart Mexico February 23, 2024.

This new two-year investment means confidence in Quintana Roo, generating new well-paid jobs with the legal benefits for Quintana Roo residents, said Javier Treviño, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Walmart.

He added that the commitment to Quintana Roo is to continue investing to accelerate growth and strengthen the chain’s value proposition.

Governor Lezama speaks at the Friday event. Photo: CGC February 23, 2024.

Governor Lezama said that Quintana Roo is fertile land for new investments, but it also represents believing in the state and taking care of the environment given that they will use energy from solar panels.

In addition, projects will be promoted so that local producers, mainly from the south, become part of its supplier plant.

“In the framework of the 50th anniversary of Quintana Roo, an extremely young state, a state of good people, of hard-working people who grow in the face of adversity, the investment of Walmart Mexico means trust, ties of friendship, a better quality of life for our people,” Lezama said.

A total of 28 new locations will be built around the state over the next 22 months. Photo: CGC February 23, 2024.

In 2024, 11 Bodega Aurrerá Express, one Sams Club and one Walmart will open. In 2025, 12 Bodega Aurrerá Express, two Bodega Aurrerá and one Walmart will open, with a presence in six municipalities.

Currently, Walmart de México y Centroamérica operates 49 stores and clubs in Quintana Roo, representing a historic investment of more than 5.8 billion pesos and generating more than 4,000 permanent direct jobs.