Brazilian retail tycoon Diniz praises response of local supermarkets

Brazilian retail veteran and Carrefour SA board member Abílio Diniz has said that retailers in Brazil were faster than those in some European countries to adopt new protocols to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Take Italy, France, Belgium and Spain, for instance, we did better with the protocols and Carrefour Brasil has registered very few cases of coronavirus," Diniz told a webcast hosted by Brazilian supermarkets association Abras on Thursday night.

Diniz serves as board member for both the parent company Carrefour SA and its local subsidiary Carrefour Brasil SA , as well as for Brazilian meatpacking firm BRF.

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