SHV operates Makro stores in South America. Makro is a cash-and-carry wholesaler that sells high volumes of food and non-food products to professional customers. These include small and medium-sized retailers, the hospitality industry and the institutional market.
Makro’s mission is to distribute products with excellence in price, quality and variety to professional customers, offering them competitive advantages and opportunities for growth.
In 2011 and 2012, Makro’s continuing expansion programme saw the opening of 19 new stores bringing the total number in South America to 161. The Makro South America head office is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.