Owns and operates supermarkets
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição engages in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances and other products through its chain of hypermarkets and supermarkets.
It operates though four segments: Food Retail, Self-Service Wholesale, Home Appliances and E-commerce.
The Food Retail segment consists of sales of food and non-food products to individual consumers.
The Self-Service Wholesale segment includes sales of food and some non-food products to resellers, intermediate consumers and retail customers through the Assaí banner.
The Home Appliances segment engages in the sales of durable goods, which includes electronics, home appliances, furniture and other items for the home, and the provision of products and services, such as specialized and convenient sales and after-sales service through Casas Bahia and Pontofrio stores.
The E-commerce segment offers e-commerce operations through the websites, including Extra.com.br, PontoFrio.com.br, CasasBahia.com.br, Barateiro.com.br, PartiuViagens.com.br and E-Hub.
The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.