Travel concession operator Areas Iberia has opened the first Santagloria outlet in Portugal, the Spanish bakery café chain’s second international market after Andorra
Santagloria currently operates 120 outlets across Spain, as well as a store in Andorra | Photo credit: Areas Iberia
Travel concession operator Areas Iberia has opened the first Santagloria bakery café in Portugal at the Passeio dos Clérigos shopping centre in Porto.
Santagloria currently operates 120 outlets across Spain, as well as a store in Andorra.
The bakery café chain is the second largest branded coffee chain in its native market behind Starbucks, which has 150 stores.
“We are very happy to accompany Santagloria in its international expansion, and to inaugurate its first establishment outside of Spain in Porto, Portugal. With this opening we consolidate concepts that are successful locally in other countries and we hope it will be as successful as in Spain,” said Sergio Rodríguez, CEO of Areas Iberia.
Headquartered in Barcelona, Areas Iberia operates 11 food and beverage brands across travel hubs and city centres in Spain and Portugal. Alongside Santagloria, Areas Iberia’s portfolio includes café brands Briciole, Café Café, Caffriccio and Super Wild Coffee, alongside franchised stores of Paul, Rodilla and Starbucks.
Santagloria was acquired by Spanish multi-brand platform Foodbox in March 2015, which in turn was acquired by restaurant group Lateral in 2022.
Alongside Santagloria, Lateral also operates the Castellana, Taberna del Volapié, Papizza and MasQMenos restaurant chains.
World Coffee Portal research shows the total Portuguese branded coffee shop market exceeds 430 outlets. The 159-store food-focused segment is forecast to grow at 3.0% CAGR and reach 184 outlets by 2028.