|Traded as||BM&F Bovespa: LAME3, LAME4|
|Headquarters||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Key people||Carlos Alberto Sicupira (Chairman)
Miguel Gomes Gutierrez (CEO)
|Revenue||US$ 5.6 billion (2013) |
|Net income||US$ 195.2 million (2013) |
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 856 stores in 25 Brazilian states and in the Brasília-area Federal District.
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 Uberlãndia (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.