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Grupo Pão de Açúcar

Company nameCompanhia Brasileira de Distribuição (Grupo Pão de Açúcar)
Company typeSociedade Anônima
SloganPão de Açúcar: "Lugar de gente feliz" (A place for happy people)
Extra: "O hipermercado da minha família" (My family's hypermarket)
CompreBem: "Você merece comprar bem" (You deserve to shop well)
Sendas: "Tudo de bom pra você" (Everything good for you)
IndustryRetail (Discount/Grocery)
HeadquartersSão Paulo, Brazil
Key peopleEnéas Pestana, (Chairman)
ProductsConsumer Goods
Revenue(+) US$ 25.1 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$ 432,4 Million (2010)|
Employees158.000 (2011)
SubsidiaryNova Casas Bahia

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Grupo Pão de Açúcar (BM&F Bovespa: PCAR3, PCAR4 / Nyse - CBD) (Portuguese for Sugarloaf Group) - trading name of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição, formerly used as a secondary trading name - is the biggest Brazilian company engaged in business retailing of food, general merchandise, electronic goods, home appliances and other products from its supermarkets, hypermarkets and home appliance stores. Its headquarters are in Jardim Paulista, Subprefecture of Pinheiros, São Paulo city.

The company is the second biggest retail company in Latin America by revenue and the second largest online retailer in Brazil, the company operates e-commerce through Nova Pontocom, a subsidiary of its subsidiary Nova Casas Bahia

Today, the company has 1.577 stores throughout Brazil

Grupo Pão de Açúcar operates through different store concepts (and different banner logos):

* Pão de Açúcar (162 supermarkets);

* Extra (204 supermarkets & 135 hypermarkets);

* Assaí (61 stores).

Through its subisidiary Nova Casas Bahia the Grupo Pão de Açúcar operates more than 1.000 Stores under the Ponto Frio and Casas Bahia brands.

* Ponto Frio (455 stores).

* Casas Bahia (560 stores).

Distribution and logistical centers are located in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Fortaleza, Curitiba, Recife, Arujá and Camaçari.

The company is jointly owned by the Brazilian billionaire businessman Abílio Diniz & family, and by the French Groupe Casino.

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