Lojas Americanas

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Lojas Americanas S.A
Type Sociedade Anônima
Traded as BM&F BovespaLAME3, LAME4
Industry Department Store
Founded 1923
Headquarters Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Key people Carlos Alberto Sicupira (Chairman)
Miguel Gomes Gutierrez (CEO)
Revenue Increase US$ 5.6 billion (2013) [1]
Net income Increase US$ 195.2 million (2013) [2]
Employees 18,775
Subsidiaries B2W
Website www.lojasamericanas.com.br

Lojas Americanas 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 860 stores in 25 Brazilian states and in the Brasília-area Federal District.

Lojas Americanas in Recife.
Lojas Americanas in Ipatinga.

Lojas Americanas (Portuguese for American Stores) has its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and has 4 distribution centers, in Nova Iguaçu (Rio de Janeiro), Barueri (São Paulo), Recife (Pernambuco) and Uberlandia (Minas Gerais).

It is controlled by three Brazilian billionaires: Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Herrmann Telles and Carlos Alberto Sicupira, the same trio that drives the Anheuser-Busch InBev, 3G Capital, São Carlos S.A. 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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