Amazon Expands Logistics Centers in Brazil, Challenging Leader Mercado Libre

The expansion, which adds 75,000 square meters of distribution space, is Amazon’s biggest since it began operating in Brazil in 2012. It will create 1,500 direct jobs, the company said in a statement.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amazon said on Monday it had opened three more logistics centers in Brazil to take advantage of the boost the Covid-19 pandemic has given to e-commerce in South America's largest economy.

The new units are already operating in the states of Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Sul and the capital city of Brasilia. They increase the number of Amazon logistics centers in Brazil to eight, expanding its reach to all corners of the vast country.

The expansion, which adds 75,000 square meters (807,000 square feet) of distribution space, is Amazon . . .

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