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History

Alphamega Hypermarkets are among the largest and most well-known hypermarkets in Cyprus. The Hypermarkets history started in 1958 when Mr. Charalambides opened his first hypermarket and in a short time period grew to become one of the largest hypermarket chains in Cyprus with a reputation of stocking the finest and most varied selection of local and imported international products.

Our Company

We are the largest and fastest developing Cypriot hypermarket chain in the country, with 16 stores and 1700 employees to-date, in December 2020.

At ALPHAMEGA we are proud for the unique shopping experience we provide our customers.

At our ultra-modern, spacious hypermarkets, consumers are offered an abundance of quality products at a wide range of prices. The rich variety caters to the tastes of even the most demanding customers, with well-known brands and delicatessen from all around the world, including products from the multinational giant Tesco, quality products of other known brands and our own best price ALPHAMEGA products, AB and 365 markets.

Everyday, with care, we select our fruit, top quality meat, carefully selected fresh fish and in the early hours each day our bakery starts preparing a huge variety of pastries.

Our people are always there to help and assist, in order to enhance every aspect of your shopping experience.

Our hypermarkets are for all and each one of you.

Milestones

1996

In 1996 Charalambides Hypermarket started its operation in Engomi. This was a very high standard, modern hypermarket which could be favorably compared with some of the best European hypermarkets.

1997

In 1997 the Hypermarket was sold to Mr Adreas Papaellinas who created the C.A.PAPAELLINAS Emporiki LTD and in 2002 renamed the Charalambides hypermarket to ALPHAMEGA.

2002

In 2002 the company expands with another hypermarket in the area of Acropolis. The new Hypermarket introduced a new way of shopping where both the customer and the trolley were carried from the ground floor to the 1st floor on a special escalator.

2004

In 2004 the company takes over a local supermarket in Larnaka ‘Ftini Gonia’, which in turn was renovated and converted into a modern hypermarket which fitted the company’s image.

2007

In October 2007 C.A PAPAELLINAS Emporiki Ltd expands to Limassol with the opening of its most modern facility offering to the Limassol people the quality and elegance that only Alphamega knows how to achieve!

2011

Mid 2011 Alphamega takes over a local supermarket in Deftera " Green Valley", which in turn was also renovated and converted into a modern hypermarket named Alphamega fresh & easy.

2011

End of 2011 C.A PAPAELLINAS Emporiki Ltd expands to Paphos with the opening of a state of -the- art facility.

2013

2013 was the year of expansion. Alphamega opened new stores in Central Larnaka, Kolossi, Skarinou, as well as Kapsalos.

2020

Alphamega Hypermarkets is awarded with the CIO 100 Award, as one of the 100 most technologically innovative companies worldwide, joining retail giants such as Samsung, Deloitte Global, Nestle, Dell and Samsung. 

2021

The company succeeded in its digital transformation, expanding its activities to e-commerce and creating its own e-store.