In the Spanish retail court, El Corte Inglés is king. It operates Spain's leading chain of department stores (under the El Corte Inglés banner) and supermarkets (under the Hipercor, Supercor, Opencor names), which span the country. Its other retail chains include Sfera (which carries youth fashion), Óptica 2000 (eyewear), and Bricor (gardening and home improvement products).
The peseta doesn't stop at groceries, apparel, and items for do-it-yourselfers, though. El Corte Inglés also offers financial and travel services, insurance, online shopping, retail consulting, and telecommunications services. Beyond Spain, El Corte Inglés has stores in Belgium, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, and the Middle East.