Auchan news 

15 October 2018
Auchan Retail appoints a new president and launches its first pedestrian Drive in France. Meanwhile, the retailer has also announced plans to modernise its stores in Russia. Auchan Retail appoints Bonte… Auchan Retail has appointed Edgard Bonte as its new president, replacing Régis Degelcke. Bonte will also become chairman of the executive board of Auchan Holding. Pierre Büchsenschütz, form...
08 October 2018
With the help of Serviceplan, Auchan France has developed a new communication strategy and launched its new brand campaign. Campaign started by a 90-second video Auchan’s new campaign has been launched with a 90-second video that communicates the retailer’s mission; to reduce its waste and environmental footprint, protect biodiversity and promote solidarity. The video also highlights Auchan...
03 October 2018
According to LSA, Auchan France has secured hundreds of hectares of farmland through its real estate branch Ceetrus. The farmland is situated around 50 stores outside Paris and will be used to grow produce for Auchan stores. "Good, healthy, local" Auchan France has decided to make its "good, healthy, local" slogan a reality by positioning itself in the urban farm segment. About 50 sites wil...
24 September 2018
Auchan France has announced plans to launch a mobile payment app, ‘Rapid'Auchan’. The app has been developed with BudgetBox and Lyf Pay. A faster instore shopping experience According to the retailer, 80% of French shoppers claim to have abandoned their shopping due to long checkout queues. Auchan hopes ‘Rapid'Auchan’ will help retain its instore customers by enabling a faster shopping expe...
22 September 2018
Auchan announces 100% acquisition of Giant supermarket at Crescent Mall in February 2018 in its half-yearly annual report. Giant hypermarket in a high-end mall Auchan has acquired Giant which was previously owned by Dairy Farm International (DFI). The store is located in an affluent residential area in district 7. The store is 3,500 sq m and has been opened since 2011. It was the only Giant...
05 September 2018
As Auchan looks to continue to embed its Vision 2025 strategy, we look at developments in Hungary, Poland, Russia and Spain where it is investing for the long term. Auchan expanding its private label range in Russia Auchan Russia has relaunched several of its private label products with new packaging to make them stand out on-shelf as part of the evolution of its strategy in the country. Ai...
03 September 2018
Although the retailer said that costs generated by its on-going restructuring costs had hit profits, Auchan noted the positives in its first half results. It noted the establishment of the Horizon buying alliance, its expansion of its convenience format, the on-going reinvention of its customer experience and the digitisation of its operations more widely. Stable results point to better perfor...
30 August 2018
Spain-based discounter DIA has announced it has joined the Horizon International Services alliance. DIA is the fourth member of the alliance alongside Auchan, Casino and Metro. Membership aimed at improving competitiveness Announcing its membership of Horizon International Services, DIA said it was aimed at ‘ improving competitiveness with the major manufacturers’ brand suppliers and provid...
30 August 2018
As Auchan looks to roll out its global strategy we look at the retailer’s results in Spain and investments it is making in Italy. Auchan sees limited sales growth in Spain in 2017 Auchan Retail Spain has said it finished 2017 generating gross sales of €4.6bn, an increase of 1.3% on 2016. The retailer invested €112m in its operations in 2017, a 43.5% rise on the amount it spent in 2016. The ...
20 August 2018
Dianguo Technology has obtained a license from unstaffed retail brand BingoBox to launch BingoStore in Taiwan. Another unstaffed store in Taipei In recent months, Taipei has seen the introduction of several new concept stores in the convenience channel. The launch of BingoStore follows 7-Eleven (X-Store) and FamilyMart also launching unstaffed stores earlier this year. The new uns...