A Chinese supermarket group has announced plans to open more than 1,300 new stores in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.
The news follows news that the group, which operates more than 700 supermarkets in China, plans to move to more than 900 new stores over the next few years.
“Brazilians are always looking for better food, so we’re very happy about this opportunity to serve our customers better quality food,” the company said in a statement, as reported by Reuters.
The announcement comes just a day after Brazil’s President Michel Temer announced a new anti-corruption campaign to fight corruption and corruption-related crimes, which have seen dozens of people charged and detained since the start of the year.
The group’s plans come just a week after Brazilian authorities arrested more than 300 people, including top executives, over allegations of kickbacks and kickbacks for public contracts.
Temer and other officials have accused the businessmen of colluding to obtain public contracts for the benefit of the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.