Auchan news 

16 July 2018
As retailers look to grow sales in a challenging market, retailers in France could face further difficulties depending on the wording of a new law and an investigation from the country’s Competition Authority. New law proposed to minimise ‘shock sales’ Following quickly after Casino announcing savings of ‘up to 120%’ and following Intermarché’s promotion of deeply discounter Nutella, ...
10 July 2018
Following developments from Auchan in its home market, Portugal and Spain, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan first to commit to ‘Origine France’ label Auchan will partner with locally-based trade association Origine France to provide more transparency on the origin of some of its private label products and their value to local businesses. Origine France was established in 2011 and ...
04 July 2018
As it looks to turnaround its performance in Russia and implement its single brand strategy across the region, Auchan has announced a set of initiatives to drive change across its businesses in Russia and Ukraine. New store sees offer being adapted in Russia Discussing the opening of a new store, Auchan Russia’s head of HR for supermarkets, has said it is being used to test innovations in a...
03 July 2018
Auchan, Casino, Metro and the Schiever Group have announced the formation of various purchasing alliances. The initiatives have been brought together under the name ‘Horizon’, which will see the four companies coordinate across three areas in France and globally. Agreements create a new ‘Horizon’ internationally… The four companies have said the initiatives are aimed at moving them away fro...
14 June 2018
Alibaba continues to revamp Sun Art hypermarkets in China, integrating digital features across RT Mart banner stores up and down the country. Influence of Alibaba RT-Mart has finished the digital transformation of 100 stores and Alibaba plans to support transformation of 300 more outlets by end of the year. Revamped stores will be fully integrated into Alibaba’s New Retail ecosystem, and ac...
14 June 2018
As China becomes a key global retailing market for companies looking for inspiration about how operating models and formats could develop, France-based Auchan and Carrefour have made separate announcements about the country’s growing importance. Carrefour says China is ‘testing ground’ for initiatives Following the opening of its Le Marche concept in May, created with Tencent has increased ...
12 June 2018
As Auchan rolls out three initiatives in France, we look at how the retailer is developing its online and digital offer. Home delivery launched nationally… Following a trial, in conjunction with Colisweb, Auchan is set to enable shoppers to choose from a home delivery option across France, using its Drive fulfilment centres. At the beginning of 2018 Auchan began offering home delivery ...
14 May 2018
As Auchan invests in its hypermarkets in China, Russia and Spain, we look at how the retailer is looking to reinvent its largest stores for today’s shoppers. Auchan, Alibaba partnership taking effect in China France-based trade publication Lineaires has reported on an updated Auchan hypermarket in Shanghai. Auchan has digitised the store’s offer and the way it provides services, incorporati...
30 April 2018
We round up recent developments from Auchan in Poland as the retailer looks to implement its global strategy at a local level. Growing online fulfilment options for shoppers Auchan has installed its first ‘Coolomat’ temperature controlled collection locker in the car park of its hypermarket in Piaseczno. The solution enables shoppers who make orders online to collect products from the locke...
12 April 2018
As Auchan’s local operations announce a range of developments, we look at the developments being made at a country level to embed the retailer’s global strategy. Auchan to close stores in Italy After announcing disappointing results in FY2017 for its Italy-based operations, Auchan has said it will close hypermarkets in the country. Around 20 hypermarkets are said to be under considerati...