Auchan Retail strengthens its presence in Spain with the acquisition of 235 supermarkets from DIA Group
Alcampo, a Spanish subsidiary of Auchan Retail, today signed an agreement with DIA
Group to acquire 235 supermarkets and a warehouse in the regions of Madrid, Aragon,
Asturias, Castilla and León, Galicia, Cantabria, Navarre and the Basque Country. This
strategic acquisition strengthens Auchan Retail’s position in a key country, with the
goal of becoming the phygital leader in Spanish food retail.
Alcampo, a Spanish subsidiary of Auchan Retail, has signed an agreement with DIA Group
to acquire 235 supermarkets and a warehouse located mainly in Castilla-León, Madrid,
Aragon, Galicia and Asturias. This acquisition of more than 180,000 m² of floor space is the
perfect complement to the sites located in Spain, and will accelerate Alcampo’s growth in
These stores will be part of the Alcampo network, bolstering the company in locations
where it already has a presence. Where this is not the case, it will give new customers
access to Alcampo’s brands, products and services via both physical stores and ecommerce.
The acquisition also includes the warehouse that the DIA group owns in Villanubla
The 3,600 employees will be gradually integrated into the Alcampo teams as the stores
This new transaction is a way for Alcampo to step up its development and its multiformat
and phygital growth. The goal is to reach new customers, who can benefit from its
commitment to good, healthy and local products by promoting good food and access to
a varied, high-quality range of produce at the best prices.
At the same time, Alcampo’s stronger position in the Spanish regions will boost its relations
with local producers and support them with increasingly easier access to end customers.
The transaction is subject to approval from the competition authorities and others, which
are expected in the coming weeks. The transaction portfolio will be sent as soon as these
approvals are obtained and communicated to each supermarket group in turn. All
transfers are expected to be completed by summer 2023.
When the transaction is complete, Alcampo will operate 540 stores in more than 100 cities
across Spain, with more than 23,000 employees.
Yves Claude, Chairman and CEO of Auchan Retail said: “With this acquisition, Auchan Retail
is significantly strengthening its presence in a strategic country for the brand. We are
complementing our multiformat network with the goal of stepping up our growth in Spain
to become the phygital leader in food retail, and above all the Spanish people’s brand of
Americo Ribeiro, CEO of Alcampo, said: “This transaction will allow us to expand our
commitment to good, healthy and local products, and to bring our exclusive and
responsible product offering to more customers. The location of these establishments
complements the network of company-owned and franchised stores. Alongside our digital
solutions, this will allow Alcampo to better meet the needs of our customers in their
individual living spaces. “