Oracle Press Release

Groupe Auchan Selects Oracle Retail to Optimize its International Operations

International Retailer to Use Oracle to Synchronize and Grow its European Business

Redwood Shores, Calif. – Sept. 30, 2013

News Facts

Groupe Auchan, the French retail group and tenth largest grocery retailer in the world, has selected Oracle Retail Merchandising solutions to support the growth of its European business by synchronizing core retail and supply chain operations across the region.
Groupe Auchan will use Oracle Retail Merchandising System, Oracle Retail Price Management, Oracle Retail Trade Management and Oracle Retail Allocation solutions to optimize merchandising decisions around specific lines of business that help deliver operational efficiencies and improve the customer experience.
The Group is planning to deploy Oracle Retail to enhance the customer experience by offering improved range synergies across regions, providing access to better pricing and promoting rapid time to market for key items to satisfy demand.
Oracle Retail Merchandising provides the robust functionality and reliability necessary to support Groupe Auchan’s organic growth strategy and enable it to benefit from the complementary nature of its retail businesses.
This implementation builds on Groupe Auchan’s recent selection of Oracle WebLogic Suite, Oracle Database, and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

Supporting Quote

“In selecting Oracle Retail, Groupe Auchan is committing to leverage Oracle’s expertise which enables businesses to master the operational control that drives efficiencies, promotes growth and enhances the customer brand experience across national and international boundaries,” said Mike Webster, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail.

Supporting Resources

About Groupe Auchan

Groupe Auchan is the world's 10th largest food retailer. It operates in 13 countries and regions and has 287,000 employees. It is structured into 5 core businesses: hypermarkets (678 fully-consolidated stores and 34 under management mandates, associated or franchised), supermarkets (786 fully-consolidated stores and 1,686 franchised and associated), retail real estate (Immochan), banking (Oney Banque Accord), e-commerce, and other activities. The Group’s vision is to improve the purchasing power and quality of life for the greatest number of customers, with responsible, professional, committed and respected employees.

In 2012, Auchan Group reached a consolidated revenue excluding taxes of 46.9 billion euros, 57% coming from outside France.

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