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Earlier this year, Brazilian retailer GPA (part of the French retail group, Casino) successfully spun off its cash and carry format, creating two separate retail businesses (GPA and Assaí). On October 15, 2021, GPA entered into a binding agreement and strategic transaction with Assaí to sell the majority of its hypermarkets, which will be converted to Assaí.

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Mexican business Jüsto was established in 2019, as the countries’ first pureplay (100% online) grocery delivery business. It launched with an ambitious aim to disrupt the grocery industry in Latin America and within its first two years raised an impressive US$100m venture capital investment. On Tuesday 5 October, Jüsto announced it had formed an alliance with Rappi, Latin America’s lar...
Quick commerce is becoming increasingly competitive in Latin America. The sector is currently dominated by local operators, including Rappi, Cornershop (recently acquired by Uber), and iFood. These businesses have profited from their local know-how, such as understanding consumption habits and knowledge of LatAm’s complex road networks, which is fundamental for logistics and delivery.   This y...
DIA has reported group turnover decreased by 9.1%, to €3,193.7m, in the first half of 2021. DIA’s sales performance by market The retailer operates in four markets: Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Portugal. By market it reported: DIA Spain announced its H1 sales of €2,089.7m, a decrease of 7.7%, compared to H1 2020 DIA Portugal revealed a decline of 4.2% to €296.3m in H1 2021 DIA Brazil...

Presentations

21/09/2021
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must-see stores.
17/08/2021
In this report we explore how quick commerce has evolved in LATAM over the past 18 months and how we expect this to evolve in the future. This includes opportunities for CPG’s looking to get ahead.
05/08/2021
We look at Amazon's commercial performance, its strategic priorities for the next five years, its latest initiatives, and the implications for retailers and suppliers.

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Brazil country presentation

This guide to Brazil explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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