The Folha Group is one of the country's main media conglomerates. It controls the newspaper with the largest circulation and influence (Folha de S.Paulo), the largest Brazilian internet content and service company (UOL), the newspaper news site with the most viewers (Folha.com) and the largest printing business in Brazil (Plural), along with other businesses.
The story of the Folha Group began in 1921, when "Folha da Noite" (Night Folha) was founded in São Paulo as a newspaper aimed at the urban middle class that emerged from a society still based on the coffee monoculture.
Then came the newspapers "Folha da Manhã" (1925) and "Folha da Tarde" (1949). The three newspapers were merged in 1960, giving rise to Folha de S.Paulo. The group also publishes the newspaper "Agora", the leading popular tabloid in the state of São Paulo.
There are also three other newspapers published: "Agora" (Now), a leader among the popular daily papers of the State of São Paulo, "Valor Econômico" (Economic Value), launched in 2000 in association with the Globo Organization, and "Alô Negócios" (Hello Business), the largest newspaper of the capital of the State of Paraná (Curitiba) in the number of classified ads.
Among the publications, Folha de S.Paulo also publishes the magazines sãopaulo and Serafinaand the Guia Folha (Folha Guide). And the paper "Agora", the "Revista da Hora".
The group - which employs nine thousand people and generates about seven thousand more jobs indirectly - also has Datafolha, one of the most respected research institutes in the country, a book publisher (Publifolha), a virtual bookstore (Livraria da Folha), a news agency (Folhapress), one of the largest and most modern graphics facilities in Latin America (CTG-F), Transfolha, dedicated to the distribution of the Folha Group's products, a printer dedicated to newsletters and brochures for companies, publishers and publicity agencies (FolhaGráfica) and the SPDL, the distribution and logistics company established in association with the newspaper "O Estado de S. Paulo".