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Hipercor is a chain of hypermarkets in Spain, belonging to the same group as El Corte Inglés.

Other 'Cor' supermarkets include SuperCor (average sized units) and OpenCor smaller convenience stores that opens at 7 or 8 a.m. and closes at 1 or 2 a.m.

Hipercor generally stocks a wide-range of household and food products across large floorspaces (1 or 2 storeys) the rest of the building belongs to smaller El Corte Inglés shops (which are a smaller version of El Corte Inglés itself)

On 19 June 1987, a car bomb exploded in the underground car park of a Hipercor supermarket in Barcelona, killing 21 civilians and injuring 45, amongst them several small children. Santiago Arrospide, also known as Santi Potros, and Rafael Caride Simon were sentenced to 790 years in prison for their role in the attack. Both Arrospide and Simon were members of the Basque paramilitary group ETA

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