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Europe: X5 Claims its Place at the Top

There is a new rising star on Europe’s retail horizon. Russian X5 Retail Group, pushing its proximity discount banner Pyaterochka beyond the Urals, will claim its place among the long-standing top 10 grocers by 2022.
Topics: Magnit Lenta Auchan X5 Retail Group Dixy Group

Time to Export the Minimarket

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Proximity shopping is on the rise - who will be the first real pan-European convenience store leaders?
Topics: Carrefour Reitangruppen Spar South Africa Auchan Tesco Couche-Tard Ahold Delhaize

Managing Director Changes at Auchan France

Exactly two years after his appointment to lead the retailer's French operations, Patrick Espasa is now handing the reins to his successor Ali Khosrovi, as Espasa moves to oversee Auchan Retail's partnerships globally.
Topics: Auchan

Alibaba Invests in Auchan's Chinese JV

Chinese online giant Alibaba Group will invest some HKD22.4bn (EUR 2.6bn) to take a major stake in Sun Art Retail Group Limited, Auchan's joint venture in China. Both retail giants announced the move that "brings together their online and offline expertise to explore new retail opportunities in China’s food retail sector".
Topics: Auchan

Auchan Unveils France's Largest Collection Locker Area

Auchan has opened a new grocery click and collect area in Saint-Etienne (Central France) composed of 250 temperature-controlled collection lockers. The retailer claims it is the largest of its kind in France.
Topics: Auchan

Auchan Commits to Smaller Formats

Wilhelm Hubner, Auchan’s Executive Director and former Country Director for Russia intends to ramp up small box openings in the country to one store per day, starting in 2018.
Topics: Auchan

Auchan to Merge Drive & Collect Banners

French retailer Auchan is in the process of merging its two Drive click & collect banners, Chronodrive and Auchan Drive, Linéaires reports. Auchan's Managing Director of Drive in France has confirmed the move, even if plans are not yet fully finalised.
Topics: Auchan

Auchan Promotes Polish brands

Auchan has started a bi-weekly promotion of regional products in Poland under the tagline 'Feast of Local Flavours' (‘Uczta Lokalnych Smaków’) .Combined with its 'Iconic Brands' ('Kultowe Marki') booklet the retailer is offering more than 500 Polish products from 13 counties.
Topics: Auchan

Auchan Direct Pilots Click & Collect in Poland

Auchan's grocery home delivery subsidiary Auchan Direct is introducing a click & collect option, Handel Extra reports. The pilot is reportedly taking place in its recently inaugurated minimarket located in Warsaw.
Topics: Auchan

Auchan Merges Private Labels in Russia

Auchan plans to merge its product category private labels under its Auchan umbrella brand in Russia. The transformation will be completed within the next two years, starting with non-alcoholic drinks this year.
Topics: Auchan