Lojas Americanas SA operates retail chain stores in Brazil. It operates through the following segments: Physical Commerce and Electronic Commerce and Others. The Physical Commerce segment deals with retail trade through traditional and express formats. The Electronic Commerce provides goods trade and services by the Internet. The Others segment includes FIDC and other activities that did not meet the minimum quantative and qualitative parameters for presentation separately. The company was founded by John Lee, Glen Matson, James Marshall and Batson Borger on May 2, 1929 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.