Alcampo takes over 224 Día supermarkets in Spain

by Lorraine Williamson
Alcampo take over Dia stores

MADRID – Alcampo has confirmed the purchase of 224 Día supermarkets and two logistics warehouses. The announcement came after the green light was given for the acquisition by the National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC). 

The supermarket company of the French group Auchan has specified that it will eventually take over 11 stores less than the 235 initially planned after a long negotiation process. Furthermore, the company has also acquired two logistics warehouses located in Villanubla (Valladolid). 

The supermarket branches that have been acquired are located in the following areas;

  • Castilla y León (65)
  • Madrid (42)
  • Aragon (41)
  • Asturias (31)
  • Galicia (23)
  • Basque Country (13)
  • Cantabria (6)
  • Navarra (2)
  • Castilla-La Mancha (1)

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Alcampo take on Dia staff

Alcampo has specified that the more than 3,300 employees of these Día branch stores will gradually be integrated into Alcampo’s workforce. That process will therefore, start in the coming days and is expected to end in July. 

This operation adds a sales area of approximately 170,000 square metres to Alcampo and allows an “excellent complementarity” with existing establishments on Spanish territory. In addition, it accelerates Alcampo’s development in the national market, according to a statement from the company. 

Alcampo has indicated that with this strategic acquisition it consolidates its objective to become the ‘phygital’ leader of the Spanish food ‘retail’. This refers to a combined physical and digital approach. 

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