Grupo Pão de Açúcar (Portuguese for Sugarloaf Group) - trading name of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição, formerly used as a secondary trading name - 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 Jardim Paulista, Subprefecture of Pinheiros, São Paulo city.
The company is the second biggest retail company in Latin America by revenue and the second largest online retailer in Brazil, the company operates e-commerce through Nova Pontocom, a subsidiary of its subsidiary Viavarejo
Grupo Pão de Açúcar banner logos, excluding Sendas, Ponto Frio, Casas Bahia and Assaí
Today, the company has more than 1.649 stores throughout Brazil
Grupo Pão de Açúcar operates through different store concepts (and different banner logos):
Pão de Açúcar (162 supermarkets);
Extra (207 supermarkets; 138 hypermarkets; 107 Minimarkets);
Assaí (61 stores).
Through its subsidiary Viavarejo, Grupo Pão de Açúcar 974 Stores under the Pontofrio (formerly styled as "Ponto Frio") and Casas Bahia brands.
Pontofrio (418 stores).
Casas Bahia (556 stores).
Distribution and logistical centers are located in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Fortaleza, Curitiba, Recife, Arujá and Camaçari.
The company is jointly owned by the Brazilian billionaire businessman Abílio Diniz & family, and by the French Groupe Casino.