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RT Mart is the No. 1 hypermarket chain in China. Explore with us how RT Mart focuses on freshness of food and creating an inspirational and one-stop shop experience through excellent in-store execution.

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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.

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Sun Art, in which Auchan has a leading stake, has posted a 0.3% decline in sales revenue to CNY52.1bn (US$7.6bn) for the first six months ending 30 June 2018. Slowing growth For the first half, Sun Art recorded a modest 0.8% increase in profit to CNY1.9bn (US$278.1m), while same store sales growth fell 1.6% compared to -0.9% for the same period last year. This was attributed to increased co...
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...
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 ...

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