(Corrects International Meal Company RIC to MEAL3.SA, not IMC.WA)

By Tatiana Bautzer and Gabriela Mello

SAO PAULO, May 2 (Reuters) – Petrobras Distribuidora SA , Brazil’s largest fuel distributor, has received five bids from retailers to partner for the operation of its convenience stores in gas stations, one source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Among the groups that delivered proposals, are retailer Lojas Americanas SA and restaurant operators International Meal Company and privately-held Sapore, said the source, who requested anonymity because the talks are private.

Mexico’s convenience store chain Oxxo, controlled by Femsa SAB de CV, also delivered a bid, as well as Sforza Holding, the family offices that manages the fortune of Brazilian billionaire Carlos Wizard Martins, which owns retailers, restaurants