Econo lands P.R. Products Association ‘business excellence’ award
Supermercados Econo recently received the award for Excellence in Management Quality, for its track record of quality and commitment to the industry, bestowed by the Puerto Rico Products Association.
“Supermercados Econo is committed to providing our customers the best variety and quality of products at the best prices,” said Lino Hernández, chairman of Supermercados Econo. “Thanks to them we continue to grow and that’s why we’re focused on maintaining a more efficient operation every day. For these and other reasons, we feel very honored to receive this award, which recognizes this effort.”
Supermercados Econo was one of 10 companies to receive the Excellence in Management Quality award for the first time this year.
The supermarket chain operates 58 stores in 42 municipalities, employing more than 5,000 people. It was founded 41 years ago by a small group of retailers who banded together to obtain greater purchasing power in benefit of their customers.
Along the way, Econo has made several changes to provide better service to its customers and has begun an expansion to better serve its members. One of the most recent changes has been the re-location of its service center to Carolina, with a capacity four times greater than the one previously used.