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Auchan Retail Opens 100th Russian Hypermarket

French company Auchan Retail has reached a milestone of 100 hypermarkets in Russia, it announced this week.

The new store will have a sales space of 5,970 square-metres, and offers 23,400 food and non-food product ranges as well as a Click&Collect pick-up point on its website.

The company opened its first Russian hypermarket in Mytischi (northeast of Moscow) in 2002, and it now operates hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience stores in more than 85 cities.

Auchan Retail has invested roughly RUB 200 billion (€3.1 billion) in Russia. It is the country's largest foreign investor, employing 43,000 employees.

It opened its 99th hypermarket in Tyumen in the Siberian Urals last week. Ten more stores, in all formats, will be opened by the end of the year.

Auchan Retail operates in 17 countries, and is the third-largest French employer in the world.

© 2016 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Karen Henderson. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.

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