The Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (ABRAS) represents the domestic supermarket industry, defending, integrating, and driving self-service in the country. Created on November 11, 1968, the entity created a broad network of relationships with society, with government agencies and various national and international institutions. ABRAS networked, in a participatory manner, with the 27 State Associations of Affiliate Supermarkets, always focusing on the evolution of the stores; in stimulating healthy exchange with suppliers; in addition to the effort aimed at better customer service and the evolution of the consumer market in Brazil. The national entity, based in São Paulo (SP) and office in Brasília (DF), represents the self-service sector in Brazil, which accounts for more than 5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Country and generates more than 1, 8 million direct jobs. Currently, the entity is headed by João Sanzovo Neto, shareholder of the Jaú Serve network, in the interior of São Paulo.