Our proximity food stores, mostly set up in residential neighbourhoods, combine a happy and colourful environment with the best assortment at the best price, providing a pleasant shopping experience for everyone.
With an average sales area of between 300 and 600 m2, the store concept was designed after carrying out an in-depth analysis of the market, as well as the needs and tastes of the Colombian people.
The majority of the assortment and the Private Brand products are produced locally.
The Ara brand was inspired by the country’s vast wealth of biodiversity and, especially by the fact that Colombia is considered to be the “birds’ paradise”.
We want to be the neighbourhood store with a Colombian spirit, environment and flavour. That’s why, in just three years, we inaugurated 102 stores in the Coffee Growing Region, 97 on the Caribbean Coast and since 2016, we have opened a further 22 in the Bogotá region.