Saturday, November 7, 2009
Auchan- one store every two weeks
Auchan is world's 14th largest retailer with 1,200 supermarkets in 12 countries. Compare with Walmart which has 8000 stores under 55 banners in 15 countries. Auchan's sales is $59b.Auchan part of the retail empire controlled by the Mulliez family. Based in France they compete with Carrefour in its home turf.
P.S. I used to do sourcing from India at one time for one of Auchan Groupe's companies - Lerou Merlin- a home improvement chain like Lowe's but with a much greater focus on home decor