Bucharest, Romania, 2014-4-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — On April 10 and 11, the Romanian hypermarkets of Timisoara and of Cotroceni opened under the Auchan banner. They were the last of the 20 Real hypermarkets to do so.
Everything went very quickly since September 12, 2013 and the closing of Real hypermarkets in Romania. In 2013, 12 hypermarkets had already changed of banner. After a small break during Christmas holidays, the last 8 stores also changed of banner in less than 6 weeks. Such speed can be explained by the more than encouraging results recorded in rebranded hypermarkets.
With these openings, Auchan Romania now owns 31 hypermarkets, 252,687 sqm floor space and employs 10,870 employees. Moreover, 2 new hypermarkets are being buidt and will be opened in 2014.