Paraguay news

14 June 2017
As DIA rolls out an evolution of its La Plaza format in its home market and it sets out its investment plans for its newest operations in Paraguay, we round up news from the retailer. New services being added to La Plaza According to reports from local trade publication infoRETAIL, DIA is looking to adapt its La Plaza brand following changes to two stores in Madrid. The modern design has chan...
28 March 2017
DIA's Latin American operations have been an important growth element within the wider business over recent years. Currency fluctuations aside, its Brazilian and Argentinean operations remain in robust shape, continuing to grow on a like-for-like basis ahead of their respective markets, as well as through new store development.   Brazil and Argentina combined now account for one-third of gro...
25 October 2016
In this update, we look at what happened at retailers across the region in the third quarter of 2016, including who's winning, the hotspots for expansion, and who's being most innovative in-store. Retailer results: who's winning Internationally, net sales declined for Walmart in Q2 of fiscal 2017. Walmex reported strong momentum across all formats, divisions and countries, while co...
22 September 2016
Latest UN population forecasts show Latin America urbanising at a faster rate than anywhere else on earth, with 89% of the population set to live in urban areas by 2050. This is accelerating the focus on its cities, posing infrastructural challenges alongside expanded opportunities. What's a megacity and why is it important? Megacities, and others that are just below the megacity thresho...
31 August 2016
MercadoLibre's chief financial officer, Pedro Arnt, said the second quarter of 2016 was one of its strongest ever. We look at three reasons why the online marketplace is one to watch in Latin America.   1. Consistently strong results Often referred to as the Latin American eBay (eBay is actually a major shareholder) MercadoLibre posted a 29% increase in net revenues, year-on-year, for t...
28 July 2016
In this update, we look at what happened at retailers across the region in the second quarter of 2016, including results, format development, and new market entries. Mixed bag of results to date In Brazil, there seems to be no stopping Assaí as the atacarejo format reported 37.6% sales growth year-on-year for Q2. Proximity growth was also double digit for GPA Casino's e-commerce...
28 July 2016
Spain-based discounter DIA has said its gross sales under banner rose 12% at constant currencies, to €5.0 bn, and had enjoyed an ‘ improving sales trend in Q2 2016 in every country ’. Underlining the strength of its success in Q2 DIA said like-for-like sales rose 9.7%, excluding calendar effects, in the three months, above the 7.0% seen in Q1. Strong recovery in Iberian operations In Spain an...
20 April 2016
In this update, we look at what happened at retailers across the region in the first quarter of 2016, including results, expansion plans, new formats and restructuring. Good start to 2016 Grupo Éxito's growth accelerated, powered mainly by Colombia's positive economic environment. We look at how it plans to grow For Carrefour , like-for-like sales were up 9.9% in Brazil and ...
19 January 2016
In this update, we look at what happened at retailers across the region in the fourth quarter of 2015, including expansion, refocusing, and quarterly results. Expansion to continue in 2016 Soriana and La Comer agreed to the conditions imposed upon them by the competition authorities in Mexico, in relation to the acquisition of La Comer stores Falabella announced its 2016-19...
20 October 2015
In this update, we look at what's been happening at retailers across the region in the third quarter of 2015, including expansion, restructuring, loyalty scheme developments and in-store activity with suppliers. Mixed results, with Brazil proving a tough market Carrefour said its increasingly multi-format strategy in Brazil drives positive growth, with like-for-like sales up 7.4% i...