|Company name||Groupe Auchan SA|
|Company type||Private, SA|
|Slogan||La vie Auchan, elle change la vie |
Auchan's lifestyle, it's changing your life!
|Founded||Roubaix, France (January 1rst 1960) (âge 51)|
|Headquarters||Croix, Lille Métropole|
|Key people||Vianney Mulliez, Chairman |
Thierry Mulliez, Vice-Chairman
Gérard Mulliez, Founder
|Products||Discount stores, supermarkets, hypermarkets, optical, pharmacy, clothing, cosmetics, financial services, insurance, portrait studio and more|
|Revenue||(+) -39.484 billion (2008)|
|Operating income||(+) -1.317 billion (2008)|
|Net income||(-) -744 million (2008)|
|Total assets||(+) -26.834 billion (2008)|
|Total equity||(+) -7.283 billion (2008)|
|Parent||Mulliez Group|| |
Groupe Auchan SA (-froʃɑ̃) is a French international retail group and multinational corporation headquartered in Croix, France. It is one of the world's principal distribution groups with a presence in 12 countries and 175,000 employees.
The company began when Gérard Mulliez opened his first self-service shop in Roubaix in the district of Hauts-Champs - pronounced the same as "Auchan".
Auchan has branches in France, and internationally in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Morocco, the People's Republic of China (欧尚 Ōu shàng), the Republic of China (Taiwan), Romania and Ukraine.
, Auchan has 356 hypermarkets, 646 supermarkets and 2027 small shops around the world, as well as 116 hypermarkets in France. In several countries, including Poland and Ukraine, the chain has been confronted with protests linked to its labour policy.