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Joy at the best price

There’s more than 3 thousand of us working every day to offer Colombian households the best food solutions, with the most competitive prices in the market.
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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.


Daily visits
236 M€
Sales Area
70,669 m2

As of 31/12/2016

What makes us different

We clearly invest in differentiation on various levels:

  • 01

    Our Pricing Policy

    We offer a varied product assortment, always at the best prices, combining competitiveness with promotional opportunities in categories that are key to the Colombian consumer.

  • 02

    Our Products

    We provide a basket of around 1,500 references – an assortment of high quality Perishable and Non-Perishable products at the best price.

  • 03

    Our Private Brand

    Our activity is based on developing long-lasting partnerships with local suppliers for the production of over 150 Private Brand references.

  • 04

    Our Innovations

    We constantly seek to identify opportunities for innovating our service, products and offer, in order to win the trust and preference of the Colombian consumers.

More about Ara

If you want to find out more about our stores, visit the Ara website here.