Encuentro was founded in 1986. The first store was opened in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Encuentro initially set its sights on the wholesale market, but the success of the first store convinced the company to open more retail outlets.
In 2000, the company began its expansion in Spain. This period also saw the forging of an organisation firmly committed to employing professionals with extensive industry experience.
Encuentro employs 600 people and has over 90 stores in Spain.