Wal-Mart, currently the sixth largest retailer in the Brazilian sector, is to open a 30,000 sq m distribution centre in Barueri, in the Greater Sao Paulo metropolitan area. The new facility will be able to serve a maximum of 100 supermarkets. Wal-Mart currently operates 20 supermarkets and lies in sixth place behind Pao de Acucar, Carrefour, Senda and Bompreco.