Auchan news 

02 May 2019
Following similar steps from local rival Casino in Q1 2019, where it has sold stores in batches to Leclerc and Lidl, Auchan has announced it wants to sell or close 21 stores in its home market. The retailer said the stores it had identified, which are over a range of formats, were ‘ structurally loss-making ’. Announcement could lead to store closures Auchan said if it was unable to find bu...
11 March 2019
France-based Auchan said in its Retail division, revenue had fallen by 3.3% at current exchange rates (0.5% at constant exchange rates) to €50.3bn. It said on a like-for-like basis revenue fell by 2.4%. Revenue dropped in every region in which Auchan operates. France: revenue fell 1.3% Auchan said in FY2018, revenue fell 1.3% in its home market. It said it was affected strongly by the ‘yell...
11 March 2019
Following on from the announcement of its results, Sun Art has said its chief executive, Ludovic Holinier had resigned from his role. The retailer said Holinier will be replaced by Ming-Tuan Huang. Huang to sustain recent strategy At the moment, Huang is chairman of RT-Mart and is responsible for the overall strategic planning and management of the Group. He has also been CEO of RT-Mart Lim...
07 March 2019
As Auchan looks to drive its Vision 2025 strategy faster it has announced operational changes in France and the launch of Horizon International Services. Meanwhile, at a local level it continues to evolve its channel presence, driving growth in its small store estate and with its online fulfilment. Horizon International Services is officially launched Following approval from the relevant co...
06 March 2019
China’s major hypermarket operator Sun Art Retail Group Ltd, set up by Auchan and Ruentex and backed up by Alibaba, reported a 7.3% fall in 2018 profit. Missing market expectations The retailer reported its net profit fell to RMB2.59bn (US$386m) from RMB2.79bn (US$386m). This was below the expected RMB2.70bn. Turnover fell by 2.9% to RMB99.36 bn and same-store sales fell 1.72% year-on-year....
13 February 2019
Russia’s retail market in 2018 faced stagnant household incomes and food price inflation. This led shoppers to become more economical with their spending. As a result, retailers had to compete more for their share of spend in groceries, which has led to a slowing in real sales growth rates. We look at the 2018 full year results and highlight how the leading Russian retailers managed in the fac...
22 January 2019
France-based Auchan has announced that it will not develop its drugstore chain, Lillapois in Russia. It will close one of its two Lillapois stores to focus on its hypermarkets and supermarkets in the country. Auchan will close Lillapois store in Moscow… Lillapois was first launched in the Troika shopping centre in Moscow in August 2016. The assortment included cosmetics, perfumery and perso...
18 January 2019
Auchan has partnered with Uber Eats to extend its food offer, with its sister company Oney Bank to launch a biometric payment system and with WDP to lease a warehouse from. Auchan partners with Uber Eats… Auchan has signed an agreement with Uber Eats, connecting its Auchan Cotroceni store to the platform. The retailer hopes to offer the service to all stores in Bucharest, although it did no...
10 January 2019
We look at how French retailers Intermarché and Auchan are executing their new promotional offers. Intermarché celebrates 50 th anniversary… Intermarché has announced it will celebrate its 50 th anniversary in 2019. To mark the occasion, it is offering a range of prizes to be won every week. The competitions will run for 50 weeks and are outlined in 50 flyers that will be distributed duri...
07 January 2019
We visited the recently refurbished Auchan store in Val de Fontenay in the eastern suburbs of Paris. Here are the five things we loved about it. 1. New design creating a clear and easy shopping experience The store reopened before Christmas with a new design and layout. Every category is clearly signed thanks to overhead wall maintained digital screens. In categories, smaller signs above th...