15 Facts About Auchan


Auchan is a French multinational retail group headquartered in Croix, France.

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Auchan is notable for being a rare example of a Western company continuing to operate in Russia after Moscow sent thousands of troops into Ukraine.

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Auchan SA is controlled by the Mulliez family, one of the wealthiest in France and in Europe.

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Also, Auchan China led to open its online shopping website for the stores in Shanghai and Suzhou.

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Auchan has been active on the Russian market since 2002 and had over 100 hypermarkets in the country by December 2016.

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In November 2021, Russian “Auchan” signed with online-delivery service "Sbermarket" a deal of strategic partnership in e-commerce until 2028.

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Auchan opened a number of stores in Mexico; the first of these opened in Mexico City in 1996 and eventually grew to five stores.

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In 2002 Auchan sold its hypermarkets in Thailand to Groupe Casino.

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In 2007 Auchan sold its Argentine stores to Wal-Mart and withdrew from the country.

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In January 2011 Auchan dropped out of the Dubai market after just two years.

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In 2019 Auchan withdrew from Italy due to financial losses, by selling most of the activities of its Auchan Retail Italia to the Italian retailer Conad.

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Auchan opened a store in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois, in 1989.

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Kaplan said, "Auchan had solid business its first years, but with only two stores in the country, the company lacked buying power and economy-of-scale advantages.

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Auchan USA sold its first Houston location to Ho Enterprises.

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The second former Auchan is used by a local scaffolding company, and was used as a shelter for Hurricane Katrina victims in 2005 and Hurricane Ike victims in 2008 due to its large space.

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