Brazil news and analysis

27 September 2022
GPA, Brazil’s second biggest retailer, and Grupo Éxito, Colombia’s leading grocer, which are both part of the French retailer Casino Group, have made it easier for customers to make healthier choices through the development of the Taeq private label range. Democratising healthier options The pandemic has been a catalyst for customers to put their health first. This has led to them conscious...
13 September 2022
On September 5, Brazilian retail group Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA) announced plans to sell 83% of the shares it owns in its subsidiary Grupo Éxito, Colombia’s leading grocer. The sale is aimed at generating increased value for Éxito shareholders but should enhance the market value of GPA and Éxito alike.    GPA will retain a minority share of 13% in Éxito but has the potential to monetise its ho...
25 August 2022
Grupo Nós, a joint venture between the Brazilian company Raízen and the Mexican business FEMSA Comercio, is rapidly expanding the OXXO convenience store chain in Brazil. The first store opened in the city of Campinas (São Paulo state) and as of July 2022, it had 124 units in operation. The OXXO convenience chain was launched in Mexico by FEMSA in 1978 and it has since accumulated 20,196 st...
12 August 2022
Following on from our recent article, ‘Economic pressures paving the way for private label growth in Latin America’ , we take a closer look at three countries and how the leading retailers are gaining share from the major FMCG brands. Brazil has seen the highest growth in private label sales penetration Brazil is facing some of the toughest economic pressures in the region. Unemployment ...
05 August 2022
In Latin America, the sales penetration of private label is well behind the levels seen in more developed regions, e.g. Europe and North America. But, in recent years this has started to change.    High inflation, coupled with the highest unemployment levels witnessed in over 30 years has weakened the purchasing power of many Latin Americans. As a result, people have had to reduce their spend ...
28 July 2022
Carrefour reports a strong performance in a challenging environment and confirms its consolidated net sales in the first half of 2022 rose 13.2% to €39,054m with like-for-like (LFL) sales up by 5.4% compared to H1 2021. Source: Carrefour Carrefour France: positive Q2 sales performance The group revealed its consolidated Q2 sales increased by 17.2% to €23,078 and LFL sales increased by ...
22 July 2022
Last month (June 2022), Carrefour, Brazil’s leading grocery retailer, completed its acquisition of the countries’ third largest (Grupo BIG). This cemented Carrefour’s place as Brazil’s market leading grocer, with a market share close to 25%. Following my recent article ‘Carrefour consolidates its leadership in Brazil’ , I now explore some of the challenges and opportunities the acquisition ...
30 June 2022
In March 2021, Carrefour Brazil reached an agreement to acquire Grupo BIG from Advent International and Walmart, subject to approval from Brazil’s antitrust watchdog CADE (The Administrative Council for Economic Defense). This was approved on 25 May 2022, subject to Carrefour disposing of 14 stores in anti-competitive locations. Earlier this month (7 June) the acquisition was finalised. It...
17 June 2022
Carrefour operates over 13,000 stores in nine different markets. The Carrefour group continues to expand its operations and partners to provide quick commerce and food delivery services. Carrefour Brazil revealed it completed the acquisition of Grupo Big in Brazil. Meanwhile, Europe’s leading q-commerce Flink SE purchased Cajoo, who partners with Carrefour to supply its private label and other ex...
20 May 2022
In January 2021, Cencosud announced significant new investment plans, with a projected spend of US$1.8 bn between 2021–2023. The bulk of this was to be invested in refreshing its existing estate and expanding its store network. Then in Q4 2021, Cencosud registered a request for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), for the primary distribution of shares. Funds raised would ...