The Dominican Republic is definitely a country in a growth pattern and moreover it is getting more organized, which is the attraction of being in the middle of an emerging economic region. I think that this is the key to the growth patterns that the country has had in the last 10 to 15 years.
Fiscal policy has been better executed, and this provides the necessary confidence. As in any developing country, the informal sector starts to get organized, too. That gives you opportunities either to purchase, acquire, or launch joint-ventures with informal players and help them to formalize their businesses.
There are probably around 300 major chains and other organized supermarkets and there are 55,000 smaller retail outlets. That is a huge number; you can see it as potential or you can see it as a barrier.