Profile: Via Varejo SA (GBXPY.PK)
23 Jan 2014
Via Varejo S.A. (Via Varejo), formerly Globex Utilidades S.A., incorporated on July 12, 1946, through its subsidiaries, operates mainly in the electric and electronic, home appliance and furniture retail sectors. The Company's head offices are located in the city of Sao Caetano do Sul, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. It operates in two segments, which include Physical stores and Electronic commerce. Physical stores segment includes the brands Ponto Frio and Casas Bahia. Electronic commerce segment includes the sites www.pontofrio.com.br, www.extra.com.br, www.casasbahia.com.br, www.barateiro.com.br and www.partiuviagens.com.br. The Company's products include mobile telephones, radios, toys, furniture, hairdryers, computers and digital cameras, and others.
Via Varejo also operates in finance sales made by the Company or through the loan portfolio of its associated company, Financeira Itau CBD S.A. Credito, Financiamento e Investimento (FIC). FIC also operates as a multiple bank with commercial and investment portfolios. As of December 31, 2013, the Company operated approximately 999 stores, 397 under the banner Ponto Frio and 602 under the banner Casas Bahia, which cover almost all the Brazilian territory. The Company also operates a logistics infrastructure with 14 distribution centers.
Via Varejo SA
Rua Joao Pessoa, 83, Centro
SAO CAETANO DO SUL 09520-010