Cencosud S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-brand retailer in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Colombia. The company operates supermarkets, which sell various name brand and private label products; home improvement stores that offer various building and other materials, including name brand and private label products; and department stores, which sell a range of merchandise, such as apparel, home furnishings, electronics, and sporting goods comprising name brand and private label products, as well as operates shopping centers. It also operates Eletro-show stores, GBarbosa pharmacies, and Bretas gas stations; offers financial services, including credit cards primarily to finance customers’ purchases in its stores; owns Banco Paris, a specialty retail consumer bank in Chile, which provides a range of consumer and financial services; and provides consumer loans, purchase financing, and insurance products. In addition, the company operates a travel agency; and family entertainment centers, as well as offers customer loyalty services. It operates supermarkets and hypermarkets under Jumbo, Santa Isabel, Disco, Vea, Wong, Metro, GBarbosa, Perini, Bretas, and Prezunic brands; home improvement stores under Easy and Blaisten brands; and department stores under Paris and Johnson brands. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 1,168 stores and shopping centers. Cencosud S.A. was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.