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Private equity firm Advent International acquired an 80% stake of Walmart’s Brazil business in June 2018 for US$4.5bn. The business has just announced that the Walmart brand will be removed from its supermarkets by June 2020 and the retailer will operate under its new name ‘Grupo BIG’.

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Cash and carry continues to be one of the fastest growing channels in Latin America. The stores have been particularly successful in Brazil and we are starting to see major retailers open an increasing number of them in other markets across the region. The following article focuses on cash and carry growth in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. Brazil Brazil remains the dominant market for ca...
RaiaDrogasil reports 17.1% growth in sales to BRL4.4bn (US$1.1bn) in the quarter to 30th June 2019. Boosted by store expansion RaiaDrogasil reports 17.1% growth in sales to BRL4.4bn (US$1.1bn) in the quarter to 30th June 2019. The strong performance was boosted by net 44 store openings, meaning the retailer ended the quarter with an estate of 1,917 stores. The result marks another pos...
GPA has reported gross revenues of BRL$14.2bn (US$3.7bn) for Q2, an 11.3% year-on-year (YOY) increase. This is despite comparative like-for-like performances being affected by a slower recovery of the economy and a particularly strong comparative sales performance in 2018 as a result of the football world cup.   Assaí accounts for over 50% of gross sales In Q2 gross sales for GPA’s Assaí ...


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