Carrefour Group, the leading supermarketCarrefour is a French food retail group present in various countries in Europe and worldwide, including Brazil. In the South American country, the Carrefour Group has the highest market share of leading supermarket chains. More specifically, the French retailer had a gross revenue of over 74 billion Brazilian reals in 2020.
Despite being the leading supermarket in Brazil, Carrefour was not the chain with the highest number of stores in the country. Among the leading supermarket chains, it ranked third, with 721 outlets in 2020. Among these different outlets, Cash and Carry was the most common type of Carrefour store in Brazil, with over 200 locations.
GPA, one of the largest Brazilian food groupsAfter Carrefour, Brazil's top supermarket is Assaí Atacadista, which is part of the GPA group, also known as Grupo Pão de Açúcar. Thus, the Brazilian conglomerate is one of the leading companies within the grocery retail industry, with a gross sales value of 55.73 billion Brazilian reals.
Assaí Atacadista supermarkets is one of the leading brands of the Pão de Açúcar group, which is the second-largest business unit of GPA by number of employees, with a workforce of approximately 49,000 people. Assaí Atacadista had more than 180 supermarkets in 2020.