While I was in El Norte it seems like a lot got finished. There is a huge new Walmart in the city. I mean, huge. A new Autozone, a few other franchises and this, a new Bodega Aurrera on the street from Etla to Tres Reyes.
It reminded me of this sign I saw in the market in Zimatlan.
Wal-Mart operates over 1,410 retail outlets in Mexico including restaurants and supermarkets, under the names Walmart, Superama, Suburbia, VIPS, Sam's Club and Bodega Aurrerá. The company is now Mexico's largest private sector employer.Incidentally, "Aurrera" in Basque means “Come on.”
Read the history and the state of the Walton Empire in Mexico here and here.