Timeline

2018

Cuestamoras Urban Development opens the first Human Playground in the world: OXÍGENO. The largest private construction in Costa Rica.

2016

The construction stage of projects like Oxígeno and Santa Verde begins.

2015

The Cuestamoras Energy Business Unit is created.

2015

The company’s strategy is redefined, and Cuestamoras resumes business operations.

2008

Cuestamoras is founded to address new growth areas as a multi-business company.

1997

Corporación Más x Menos transforms into Corporación de Supermecados Unidos, which is fully professionalized to embrace its growth. Value-added activities are added to the chain. Internationalization in Central America begins.

1939

Almacén Uribe & Pagés opens in the heart of the country’s capital city and would live on to be a leader in the retail industry in Costa Rica.

2018

Cuestamoras Urban Development inaugurates the first mixed-use project with the ecological certification EDGE of Costa Rica: Santa Verde.

2017

Cuestamoras acquires Farmacia La Bomba drugstores. At the forefront of affordable medicines.

2016

Cuestamoras Urban Development is created with its new value proposal.

2015

Cefa-Fischel (leading pharmaceutical supplier and Fischel drugstores) is acquired.

2008

Walmart buys Corporación de Supermercados Unidos. Around this time, CSU operated four different supermarket formats.

2002-2008

With the international consolidation of the retail industry, international partnerships are created, first with Dutch firm Royal Ahold and Guatemalan group La Fragua, later with Walmart Stores Inc. Walmart Central America reaches four business formats and over 500 stores.

1979

From the development of the innovative Palí low-prices format, new formats are added to cater different segments and markets.

1960

Enrique Uribe, with help from siblings Marta, Flory, and Luis, opens Bodegón Más x Menos on Cuesta de Moras street, in downtown San José. John Moretti and Samuel Hidalgo join the company's management.

1909

Luis Uribe founds Ambos Mundos, a commercial warehouse and pioneer in overseas product import and sale in Costa Rica.