• Sectors covered
  • Sectors covered

Retailing, Distribution & Services


The Brazilian retail industry is expanding strongly, thanks mainly to rising purchasing power among the majority of consumers. Online sales are also growing rapidly, in line with steadily increasing ownership of home computers and internet access.

LCA’s Macroeconomics and Competition Economics practices are actively involved in the provision of services to this sector.

We produce macroeconomic research and projections for large retail chains, as well as reports with a regional focus as support for planning and supply chain management.

LCA recently assisted the Abril Group in its acquisition of Fernando Chinaglia Distribuidora. The transaction involved delicate antitrust issues relating to the book and magazine distribution market.

We have also acted in a merger process involving two retail chains. LCA’s contribution included the development of argumentation strategies, the production of technical opinions, interaction with the antitrust authorities, and support for companies and counsel.