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Lojas Americanas

Company nameLojas Americanas S.A
Company typeSociedade Anônima
IndustryDepartment Store
HeadquartersRio de Janeiro
Key peopleCarlos Alberto Sicupira, (Chairman)
Miguel Gomes Gutierrez. (CEO)
Revenue(+) US$ 6.0 Billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$ 196.5 Million (2010)

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Lojas Americanas (BM&F Bovespa: LAME3, LAME4) is a Brazilian retail chain founded in 1929 in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, by Austrian Max Landesmann and Americans John Lee, Glen Matson, James Marshall and Batson Borger. Currently, the company has 570 stores in 23 Brazilian states and in the Brasília-area Federal District.

thumbLojas Americanas (Portuguese for American Stores) has its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and has 3 distribution centers, in Nova Iguaçu (Rio de Janeiro), Barueri (São Paulo) and Recife (Pernambuco)

It is controlled by three Brazilian billionaires: Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles and Carlos Alberto Sicupira, the same trio that drives the AmBev subisidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, GP Investmentos, América Latina Logística and other groups. The network sells over 80 thousand items of four thousand different companies.

In January 2007 Lojas Americanas acquired the Brazilian operations of the network of video rental Blockbuster for R$ 186.2 million and adapted to store the model Americana Express.

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