Auchan news 

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...
25 September 2019
Following its exit from Italy, Auchan is continuing to invest elsewhere in Europe to grow its store base. Recent announcements have seen country operations in Poland and Portugal discuss growth opportunities. Auchan targeting expansion in Lisbon… Speaking at the reopening of a store in the city, Auchan Retail Portugal’s general director, Pedro Cid, discussed how the retailer wanted to opera...
06 September 2019
The Auchan Group announced it has initiated its rebranding programme, set April 2018. In H1 2019 results, it was highlighted Auchan Portugal has strong sales growth. Rebranding Auchan Retail operates under three banners, in Portugal. The retailer has started the rebranding of Jumbo and Pão de Açúcar stores, to concentrate on the Auchan brand. The Auchan Group’s €90m investment plan for 2...
06 September 2019
Auchan Retail generated revenue of €22.7 bn in the first half of its financial year, a fall of 2.4% at current exchange rates and by 0.4% at constant exchange rates. On a like-for-like basis, Auchan Retail said revenue fell by 0.8%. The retailer reported the performance of its operations in 12 countries, i.e. excluding Italy and Vietnam, and had restated them due to its concession agreement with ...
15 August 2019
Alibaba has announced its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2019. Total revenue was up 42% to CNY114,924m (US$16,741m) YoY. Continue to invest in technology In a press release, Daniel Zhang, Alibaba’s CEO, said, “ We will continue to expand our customer base, increase operating efficiency and deliver robust growth. With strong cash flow from our core commerce business...
25 July 2019
As Auchan sells its final stores to the Arena Group, UniCoop Tirreno launch online and SPAR reveals 2019 investment plans, we round up news from the region. Auchan selling its final stores in Italy Auchan has sold the last remaining 33 stores to the Arena Group. The latter has sold 14 Simply stores to Crai.  The Arena Group confirmed most stores will not be closed and will continue for the ...
12 July 2019
Auchan Spain has announced its FY2018 results, reporting a 1.4% increase in turnover to €4,597m. The growth it saw in 2018 was an improvement on 2017's performance, with the most recent year's results, 0.1% higher than the previous. Investment of €109m In 2018, Auchan invested €109m, of which 40% was set aside for “the opening of new centres and teaching changes” . The remainder was put to...