GPA (company)

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Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição
Sociedade Anônima
Traded as BM&F BovespaPCAR3, PCAR4
Industry Retail
Founded 1948
Headquarters São Paulo, Brazil
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Jean-Charles Naouri, (President)
Ronaldo Iabrudi, (CEO)[1]
Revenue Increase R$ 72.804 billion (2014)[2]
Profit Increase R$ 1.76 billion (2014)[2]
Number of employees
160,000 (2014)[2]
Parent Groupe Casino
Subsidiaries Via Varejo

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição trading as CBD (formerly known as Grupo Pão de Açúcar) 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 São Paulo city.[3]

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

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

For 2013, the company planned to open more than 150 stores, targeting northeast and mid-west regions.[4]

In September 2013, Abílio Diniz, the son of the company's founder, has stepped down as chairman of the company.[5]

Business units[edit]

GPA operates through different store concepts (and different banner logos):[6]

  • Pão de Açúcar (181 supermarkets, 21 convenience stores)
  • Extra (206 supermarkets; 137 hypermarkets; 249 minimarkets; 158 drugstores; 83 gas stations)
  • Assaí Atacadista (87 stores)

Through its subsidiary Via Varejo, GPA has 1,037 stores under the Casas Bahia and Ponto Frio brands:[7]

Ownership structure[edit]

Currently, GPA is owned by:[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Board of Directors and Board of Executive Officers", GPA. Retrieved on 17 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "4Q14 and 2014 Earnings Release", Grupo Pão de Açúcar. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Contact IR." Grupo Pão de Açúcar. Retrieved on July 2, 2011. "Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 3142 Jardim Paulista ZIP Code 01402-901 São Paulo SP Brazil"
  4. ^ (24 July 2013). "CBD's 2Q Earnings Fall Y/Y". NASDAQ (New York). Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  5. ^ Cowley, Matthew & Winterstein, Paulo (6 September 2013). "Brazil Businessman Diniz to Step Down as Pão de Açucar Chairman". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Stores by State". GPA. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Our Stores", Viavarejo. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Ownership Structure", GPA. Retrieved on 14 July 2015.

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