Costa Rica News – The number of businesses registered to sell meat increased by 270% between 2014 and 2018.
In 2014, there were 806 such businesses but now there are 2,986 official points of sale, according to Senasa.
Butchers don’t have it easy, now that meat is readily available in many supermarket chains and there are so many more in this service than before. Additionally troubling them is the fact that the public is not trained in how to identify the quality of meat.
Many survive still because they offer specialized products and excellent customer service. They also find ways to diversify. Carnes Lorena, in Ciudad Quesada, is an example of success of a butcher. It’s quality products and customer loyalty have kept it going for 20 years.
Carnes Lorena has established an industrial plant and produces products for the Institutional Supply Program of the National Production Council, for schools, and for supermarkets, in addition to various points of sale in San Carlos.