In the heart of the Costa Rican capital, Uribe & Pagés opens its doors. This general store becomes the standard for retail trading in the country for several decades.
The development of an innovative discount format, Palí, a limited assortment store, marks the start of a strategy to serve new segments with múltiple formats.
Corporación Mas x Menos create value-added opportunities for the integration of the retail supply chain and becomes Corporación de Supermercados Unidos, a corporate group that includes agricultural and industrial companies. Internationalization begins throughout Central America.
Cuestamoras is founded to create new growth opportunities in multibusiness segments.
Luis Uribe founds Ambos Mundos, a commercial enterprise in Costa Rica, pioneer in the importing and marketing of products from overseas.
Enrique Uribe, with the support of his siblings Marta and Luis, opens Mas x Menos supermarket in San José on Cuesta de Moras Street (“the hill of the Mora family”). John Moretti and Samuel Hidalgo join the company.
Inmobiliaria Enur is created and is the first real estate investment fund in Central America..
With the global consolidation of the retail industry, international alliances are created: first, with the Dutch Group Royal Ahold and the Guatemalan Grupo La Fragua, and, later, with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. By 2008, Wal-Mart Central America has four commercial formats and over 500 stores in the region.
Cuestamoras acquires the largest pharmacy chain in Costa Rica and the leading distributor of pharmaceutical, nutritional and personal care products in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, giving rise to its Health business unit.