Auchan outlines Russian expansion plans

Date : 30 January 2013

The French retailer is planning on opening ten new stores in Russia in 2013.

Successful year in 2012

The expansion of Auchan in Russia in 2012 was well executed, with the retailer opening eight hypermarkets and upgrading ten existing stores. Auchan invested RUB 7.5bn in organic growth during the year.

Purchase of “Real” and expansion planned for 2013

Auchan announced the purchase of 16 Real hypermarkets in Russia in October 2012, and the deal is expected to be finalised in 2013, which will further develop the French retailer’s presence in the country. Auchan intends to accelerate its development in 2013 by improving and expanding its private label products, broadening its product range such as electronics, and opening hypermarkets in new cities. The retailer also intends to launch its first Auchan Drive outlet in Moscow this year.

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