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Juan Valdez reaches the Brazilian market

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BOGOTA, Colombia – As part of its international expansion strategy, Juan Valdez officially reached the Brazilian market. Since November 2016, Juan Valdez products are available in 108 Pão de Açúcar stores.

The strategy envisions an expansion of up to 2,100 sales points over the next few years.

Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA), owned by the French group Casino Guichard-Perrachon, has been active in the Brazilian market since 1945. With a total of 2,181 stores located throughout Brazil, GPA is the country’s largest retailer.

In order to captivate Brazilian consumers, the product portfolio that will be offered consists of 100% Colombian origin coffees from the regions of Huila, Tolima and Sierra Nevada. Each of these origins will come in a variety of cup profiles.

As noted by María Paula Moreno, International Vice President of Procafecol, the company that manages the Juan Valdez Café brand, “After the United States, Brazil is the world’s leading coffee consuming country.

With levels of up to 5.1 kg of coffee per year, it is one of the countries with the highest coffee consumption per capita in the world. This makes Brazil an extremely attractive scenario for business expansion.”

“Brazil is a dynamic and diverse market. Brazilians are interested in product variety and in learning about coffee. We believe that our arrival will be successful because the interest for specialty coffees among Brazilians is on the rise,” added Ms. Moreno.

There are currently a total of 362 Juan Valdez Cafés operating worldwide. 224 of them are located in Colombia and 118 are located in Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Aruba, the US, Spain, Kuwait, Malaysia, Curacao and Bahrain.

In terms of supermarket chains, Juan Valdez products are distributed in 23 countries other than Colombia. Starting November 2016, Brazil will be the country with the strongest presence of Juan Valdez products in the supermarket category.

For every cup or product that bares the Juan Valdez brand signature, small-scale Colombian coffee producers receive royalties that are invested in community welfare programs.

SourceFNC Press

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