Latin America Retail Ecommerce Players Update 2022

Sales Growth Slows amid a More Challenging Macroeconomic Environment

About This Report
Our exclusive analysis of 12 companies unpacks key trends in Latin America retail ecommerce, providing retail professionals with a better understanding of the current landscape and insight into what these trends mean for the industry at large in 2022.
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Executive Summary

Latin America’s retail ecommerce industry was resilient in 2021, but the days of triple-digit sales growth are over. In 2022, economic headwinds like rising inflation will cause astronomical growth rates to come back down to earth.


  1. How did retail ecommerce sales fare among Latin America’s most prominent players in 2021?
  2. How did a return to in-store shopping affect these retailers?
  3. What do these trends mean for retail professionals this year?

WHAT’S IN THIS REPORT? Our analysis of retail ecommerce sales figures for 12 companies in Latin America during 2021 and Q1 2022. Plus, key trends, developments, and initiatives that are helping to fuel ecommerce growth in the region.

KEY STAT: In Q1 2022, the ecommerce sales growth of Americanas S.A. and Cencosud—two of the fastest-growing companies in 2021—slowed, reflecting a changing retail ecommerce landscape.

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Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Key Points
  3. Introduction
  4. The Days of Triple-Digit Ecommerce Growth Are Over
  1. In-Store Retail Will Take a Bite Out of Ecommerce
  2. Q4 Is No Longer as Important for Retailers
  3. Digital Marketplaces Are Proving Their Worth
  4. Methodology Overview
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  3. Sources
  4. Media Gallery


Matteo Ceurvels


Paola Flores-Marquez
Researcher, Latin America & Spain
Debra Aho Williamson
Principal Analyst
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