Colombia: headcount supermarket firms 2019

In 2019, Éxito reported approximately 38,622 employees in Colombia, making it the largest food retailer employer of the country. Cencosud followed, with a headcount of nearly 12,300 employees.
In the same year, D1 - the hard discount chain operated by Koba Colmbia S.A.S. - had a total of 1,373 stores distributed throughout the country.

Number of employees of major supermarket companies in Colombia in 2019

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October 2020



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Supplementary notes

* Data from Ara (Jeronimo Martins Colombia), and Cencosud was retrieved from Jerónimo Martins 2019 annual report and Cencosud 2019 annual report, respectively.
Data from the following companies was retrieved from Registro Único Empresarial y Social (RUES): Colombiana de Comercio S.A. (Alkosto), Almacenes la 14 S.A., Koba Colombia S.A.S (tiendas D1), Mercadería S.A.S. (Justo & Bueno), Almacenes Éxito S.A., Supertiendas y Droguerías Olímpica S.A.

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