Our survey showed the biggest rise in reported spending so far this year, along with a third consecutive increase in consumer confidence
Data from P&G, Unilever and Natura point to shoppers' continuing willingness to upgrade.
Racial quotas are intended to promote social inclusion but are palliative at best.
Slowdown in rate of food price rises, tax cuts and a lower increase in the minimum wage next year will help it decelerate.
Middle-income Brazilians are spending more on premium tissue brands, while the C and D classes are moving away from traditional methods in favour of affordable disposable products.
The recovery is still hesitant but the labour market and Brazil’s continuing consumer story provide some grounds for optimism.
In line with our survey, consumer spending increased slightly in August
Our survey shows that spending momentum is still weak, but should accelerate due to shoppers’ rosier economic outlook.
According to our survey, builders merchants nationwide are reporting a rapid increase in sales.
Government efforts to promote domestic travel has opened up debate on the bureaucracy affecting the sector.