Auchan news

21 January 2019
Stores in Italy and France are installing ‘greenhouses’ to grow products. Auchan is trialling the installation of a greenhouse in store Auchan has partnered with Agricooltur in its Auchan vle Giulio Cesare in Turin, to grow fresh herbs and salads in store, allowing customers to harvest their own. The greenhouse was installed at the end of November 2018 and is being tested in store.   ...
14 December 2018
We look at how Auchan is expanding its online offer in Romania and Ukraine. Romania signs deal with Uber Eats… Auchan Romania has partnered with Uber Eats to supply a special range of restaurant products. The range has been created by chefs Marin Sabau and Sorin Barbu. The range includes 25 traditional Romanian and international dishes. Customers can order the products through the Uber E...
28 November 2018
Following a trial in Vietnam, Auchan is launching blockchain traceability for fresh meat and produce in France with German start-up, Te-Food. Successful trial The 2017 trial saw Auchan use Te-Food’s food blockchain solution, FoodChain in Vietnam to ensure the traceability of 18,000 pigs, 200,000 chickens and 2.5 million eggs. The project will shortly expand to include aubergines, mangoes an...
15 October 2018
Auchan Retail is launching its first pedestrian Drive in France. Meeting rising shopper expectations Auchan France's pedestrian Drive in Lille promises to “ meet the expectations and lifestyles of an active urban clientele, keen to shop quickly, at the best price". Price incentives to customers The 130 sq. m Drive is open from 09:00 to 21:00 from Monday to Saturday. Orders ...
13 June 2018
Auchan has launched new online and digital initiatives in France. 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 in Avignon, Bordeaux, Dieppe, Le Mans and Nantes. Shoppers p...
02 May 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...
01 March 2018
As recent announcements from all the country’s leading retailers show, investment in digital commerce in France is rising. We review these developments and look at what it may mean for one of Europe’s largest online grocery markets. Système U and Amazon continuing discussions As part of the retailer’s 2017 results announcement Système U’s chief executive, Serge Papin confirmed it was contin...
26 October 2016
Auchan’s online offering, AuchanDirect, has opened a new distribution centre near Paris. Fully automated facility The new distribution centre, which is 22,000 sq m, is fully automated and began operating earlier this month. It’s strategically located in Chilly-Mazarin, near Paris, which will allow it to deliver products in Paris and the three departments bordering the city (known as 'la pre...
12 October 2016
Auchan Retail Russia and Radius Group are to build a distrubtion centre in Russia, which will be one of Europe's largest. 138,000 sq m facility Auchan's new distribution centre will be built in the Domodedovo district of the Moscow region in western Russia.The 138,000 sq m facility will be the largest single-user building in Europe, and Auchan will invest RUB6bn in the project, which is in co...
28 September 2016
Hot on the heels of Cdiscount's new alliance with Groupe Conforama, Auchan Retail has announced a buying agreement with Boulanger. Covers branded products in France Despite the name, which means baker, Boulanger is a multimedia and home appliances retailer with 130 stores in France. The partnership will cover negotiations for the purchase of national and international brands for household whi...