Auchan Retail announces Executive Committee appointments

  • Ludovic Holinier is appointed Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail China and Non-Executive Chairman of RT Mart Taiwan, as well as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sunart
  • François Remy is appointed Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail Russia
  • Oleg Alkhamov is appointed Chief Performance Officer of Auchan Retail

Croix, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the retirement of Jean-Pierre Germain, which will see him step down as Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail Russia, Wilhem Hubner, Chief Executive Officer of Auchan Retail, has decided to add some younger faces to the Auchan Retail Executive Committee and give it a more international dimension. He has made 3 new appointments:

François Remy is appointed Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail Russia
Frenchman François Remy (55) has forged his career at Auchan. He has been with the company for almost 30 years, first in France and then in Luxembourg, and has held responsibilities in Romania and Russia. He began his career in France in 1987 as department manager in Avignon before taking on other positions in operations and management control at the Vaulx-en-Velin and Avignon-Sud stores. He was appointed manager of the Auchan Marseille store in 1997, then the Auchan Luxembourg store in 2002. In 2012, he was nominated Chief Executive Officer for Auchan Luxembourg, where he pushed the “discount par la gamme” strategy (range-based discounting). Since 2015, he has been Executive Chairman of Auchan Luxembourg and Non-Executive Chairman of Auchan Romania, which he guided onto the multi-format path. François is already familiar with Auchan Retail Russia, as he has been a member of its Executive Committee since 2015.

He replaces Jean-Pierre Germain, who has exercised his right to retire.

Ludovic Holinier is appointed Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail China and Non-Executive Chairman of RT Mart Taiwan, as well as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sunart, listed subsidiary of Auchan Retail in China Frenchman Ludovic Holinier (49) boasts a career spanning more than 25 years in the international retail industry. He first joined Auchan in 1991, where he held various positions in operations and management control before participating in the opening of the first Auchan store in Luxembourg and then in Houston (USA). He was instrumental in Auchan’s success in Russia from 2003. In 2015, he was appointed Chief Performance Officer of Auchan Retail and Non-Executive Chairman for Vietnam, which he will continue to support. He replaces Bruno Mercier who, after more than 15 years at the helm at Auchan China and Sunart, has decided to step down from all his functions to focus on professional and personal projects in connection with the Chinese market.

Oleg Alkhamov is appointed Chief Performance Officer of Auchan Retail
Oleg Alkhamov (38) is Russian and began his career as chief accountant of the Russian subsidiary of Energoremont. He went on to join the Russian arm of French group D’Aucy, where he was first chief accountant and then administrative director. He joined Auchan Russia in February 2008 as financial controller and then chief accounting officer. In September 2011, he availed of Auchan’s international career mobility policy and took up a position as financial controller at the head office. 2012 saw him move back to Russia, where he was involved in the Real acquisition and was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Auchan Russia in 2013. In October 2015, he was nominated as Chief Executive Officer for the Hypermarket format at Auchan Retail Russia and, early this year, was also appointed chief of the Superstore format (Auchan City in Russia).

He replaces Ludovic Holinier, who has himself been appointed Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail China and Non-Executive Chairman of RT Mart Taiwan, as well as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sunart, listed subsidiary of Auchan Retail in China.

About Auchan Retail
Auchan Retail is the 11th largest food retail group worldwide, with a presence in 17 countries, and covers all food retail formats with 3,715 points of sale: hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores, alongside online shopping and Drive outlets in certain countries. To build a successful and modern business model, Auchan Retail ensures that its customers are always a core concern, through discount prices, the choice and diversity of its offering, quality of service, tailoring to local markets and factoring in of multi-channel shopping trends. It is the 35th largest employer worldwide and has 345,365 employees.
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Auchan Retail launches health and well being initiative

Consumers and employees are increasingly attentive to their well-being and quality of life. It is in response to these aspirations that Auchan Retail launched this movement co-developed with our ecosystem in 14 countries.

Croix Cedex, France, 2017-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last March, Auchan Retail unveiled its vision: Auchan changes lives! But changing lives is not something that can be achieved by decree or which can be imposed. Auchan Retail decided therefore that it needed to give new meaning to its retailing business. This involves federating its stakeholders around a vast movement entitled: “Campaigners for good, healthy and local products”.

Initiated simultaneously in 14 countries, this movement takes the form of action and commitments by Auchan Retail for the benefit of its customers, employees, society in general and the planet as a whole.

This health and well being initiative was launched on 25 April 2017. Looking resolutely to the long-term, every month it will be enhanced through new achievements co-developed with the Auchan Retail ecosystem.

“Consumers and employees are increasingly attentive to their well-being and quality of life. It is in response to these aspirations that Auchan Retail launched the movement “Campaigners for good, healthy and local products”, co-developed with our ecosystem”. Together we will enable 8 billion inhabitants on our planet to live better, every day between now and 2025″ Wilhelm Hubner – CEO of Auchan Retail

SOURCE: Auchan

 

Auchan Retail announces the departure of its board chairman Vianney Mulliez; Régis Degelcke to succeed

Croix Cedex, France, 2017-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Auchan Retail enters a new phase in its history as Chairman Vianney Mulliez hands over the reins to Régis Degelcke

After 11 years as Chairman of the Board, Vianney Mulliez felt it was time for Auchan Retail to take a new direction in the years ahead and has accordingly tendered his resignation to the Board of Directors.

The appointment of Régis Degelcke to replace Vianney Mulliez will be put to Auchan Retail’s Board of Directors and Auchan Holding Supervisory Board at the meeting on 8 March.

Source: Auchan Holdings

Auchan Retail, Russia’s largest foreign investor opens its 100th hypermarket in Moscow

Croix Cedex, France, 2016-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — With a surface area of 5,970 sqm, the new store proposes 23,400 food and non-food product assortments as well as the entire offering available on auchan.ru at a Click&Collect pick-up point.

Having opened its first Russian hypermarket in Mytischi in 2002, the Auchan Retail network now operates in more than 85 cities via its 3 formats (hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores), and via e-shopping.

Since the beginning of its adventure in the country, Auchan Retail invested around 200 billion roubles (€3 billion). Auchan Retail is thus the country’s largest foreign investor and a major player in its economic and social development.
Indeed, it is an active supporter of the state agricultural development programme through its own “Sector Project” that offers farmers co-financing, training and long-term partnerships. Auchan Retail Russia has 43,000 employees, making it the country’s largest foreign employer.

This inauguration in Moscow comes in the footsteps of the opening last week of Auchan’s 99th hypermarket in Tyumen in the Siberian Urals, and in advance of around ten new stores, all formats included, to be opened between now and the end of the year.

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Auchan Retail, Russia’s largest foreign investor opens its 100th hypermarket in Moscow

 

Source: Auchan Holdings

Auchan Retail named the cheapest retailer in Spain by OCU for 8 consecutive years

Croix Cedex, France, 2016-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the 8th year in a row, Auchan Retail has been recognized as the cheapest retailer in the country by the OCU, the national consumer organization.

The OCU visited nearly 1,200 stores across the country and analyzed the prices of more than 230 food and drugstore products, including private label and own-brand products. This study rewards all Alcampo teams that have been working hard, for many years, to improve the purchasing power and the quality of life of their customers by offering the best products at the lowest price.

The cheapest hypermarket in Spain is the Alcampo store in Vigo (Galicia). In Madrid, the 4 cheapest hypermarkets of the town are all Alcampo’s, allowing its customers to save an average of nearly €4,000 on the year…

All this information comes from the study published by the OCU in October 2016.

Source: Auchan Holdings

Auchan Retail awarded with CSR Certificate for its charitable activities by Ukrainian association “Social Responsibility Mark”

Croix Cedex, France, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — In October, the Ukrainian association “Social Responsibility Mark” awarded Auchan Retail with the CSR Certificate for its charitable activity conducted in 2015.

This certificate is awarded to companies that implemented significant actions to improve the living conditions of local communities. Among the 44 candidate companies, only 17 received this certificate, Auchan Retail Ukraine being the only award-winning national retailer.

Among the main criteria taken into account (to improve the living conditions of local people, to provide subsidies over $10,000 over the year and to implement an effective charitable activity), Auchan Retail Ukraine was mainly rewarded :

    • to have raised fund for children with the Down syndrome,
    • for the sponsorship and the participation in the annual national event “Race under the Chestnut”in support of infants born with heart problems,
    • 2 projects funded by the Auchan Youth Foundation for disabled children and displaced families in the Donbass region,
    • the partnership with SOS Children’s Villages to enable young people to have a chance to succeed and prepare their future.

Source: Auchan Holdings

Auchan Retail launched new drugstore concept in Russia, “Lillapois Beauty”

Croix Cedex, France, 2016-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — On August 19, Auchan Retail launched in Russia its new drugstore concept, named “Lillapois Beauty”. It is a perfect adaptation for the Russian customers of the concept launched in 2014 in Italy.

In a sales area of 200 sqm dedicated to health, beauty and hygiene, more than 7,500 products of cosmetics, make-up and perfum are proposed for the great pleasure of the customers.

One of the most entertaining areas of the store is the “Make-Up Studio”, where a make-up professionnal gives make-up lessons to customers and discloses its best advice to use the in-store products.

Source: Auchan Holdings