Auchan news 

21 January 2020
As Auchan announces new plans as it looks to turn around its performance in France, the retailer has opened a new format in the Ukraine. Retailer looks to save money to invest in its operations… Auchan announced 677 voluntary redundancies, which is about 17% of the total at its head office. The redundancies are part of a plan to save €1.1 bn by 2022, which it aims to reinvest in other parts...
17 January 2020
France-based Auchan exited the Italian market and sold 1,600 stores to Conad in 2019. This saw the latter implement a rebranding strategy. Meanwhile, Esselunga has purchased six Auchan stores from Conad in northern Italy, while we provide an overview of Conad’s developments since its acquisition of Auchan’s stores in Italy. Conad’s latest developments The retailer has rebranded 27 Auchan hy...
14 January 2020
Bon Preu discussed where it invested in 2019 and announced its record sales growth for the Christmas period.  Meanwhile, France-based Auchan confirmed the success of its gourmet private label range, as it launched a new organic health and beauty range. Separately, Carrefour introduced a luxury cosmetic range. Finally, the BonÀrea group reflected on its 2019 expansion and revealed its plans for...
20 December 2019
France-based Auchan has launched a new hypermarket in Paco de Arcos. Additionally, over 250 new stores were opened in Portugal from 2018 to 2019. Auchan invests €16m in new hypermarket Auchan has announced it invested €16m into its 6,000 sq. m hypermarket in Paco de Arcos. The retailer claims it has introduced several innovative features. Shoppers have the option to eat in, with a cafeteria...
12 December 2019
Bon Preu has invested €10m in its online channel, expanding its home delivery to more regions. Mercadona is leading the Spanish market in ‘ready to eat’ meals. Separately, AliExpress has partnered with Nomo to offer Spanish freelancers and Nomo users access to business tools and financial services. Meanwhile, Alcampo CEO retires and is replaced by Américo Ribeiro, CEO of Auchan Italia. Bon Pre...
11 December 2019
France-based trade publication Linéaires has reported how Auchan’s hypermarkets in France reportedly recorded a loss in 2018, for the first time in their history. Losses expected to continue in 2019 The reports suggest Auchan’s hypermarkets made a loss of €155m in 2018, with the loss expected to continue in 2019, albeit it is likely to only be half that recorded in the previous year. Linéai...
28 November 2019
As Auchan continues to evolve its strategy, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan appoints new managing director in Russia Auchan has appointed Johannes Tholey as managing director of Auchan Retail Russia. In recent role Tholey has been the managing director for Globus in Russia, from 2009 to 2016, and has been a board member of X5. Announcing the appointment, Auchan said it expects ‘ ...
18 November 2019
Amazon is opening a physical store in Madrid, for the Black Friday event. Meanwhile, SuperSol supports animal welfare by stopping the promotion of eggs from caged hens. Separately, Auchan Spain has collaborated with Too Good To Go and introduced a sustainable mobility area. Amazon re-opens physical store in Spain Amazon has re-launched a pop-up store in Madrid for Black Friday. It will open...
17 October 2019
Auchan Retail Espana continues to convert its Simply stores to Alcampo, as it also rolls out a virtual assistant to help shoppers choose wine. Separately, Eroski has partnered with Sonae MC to collaborate on a textile line and Alibaba has launched its business offer in the Spanish market.  Auchan’s store conversion plans… Auchan has started to convert its Simply stores to Alcampo. The group...
27 September 2019
With Casino-owned Franprix opening a further evolution of its Darwin store design and Carrefour reported to be preparing to launch a new beauty-focused store to its roster of brands, we look at two developments from the country. Carrefour to launch Sources… Trade publication LSA has reported that Carrefour will open a beauty-focused store under the Sources brand name during the first week o...