Groupe Auchan bears the name of its historic business, the hypermarket, opened in 1961 by Gérard Mulliez. Today it is a federation of autonomous, responsible and enduringly prosperous companies, developing around a shared mission:
“To improve the purchasing power and the quality of life of the greatest number of customers, with responsible, professional, committed and respected employees.”
This mission is based on three fundamental values: trust, sharing and progress.
In 2012, Groupe Auchan operates in 12 countries, employs 287,000 people, and generates more than 60 billion euros in revenue excluding taxes for the chains.
Groupe Auchan’s new logo was designed in 2011, 50 years after the first Auchan store opened its doors. Illustrating the wealth of talent within the company, the logo was designed by a member of the group’s staff and selected from among 750 proposals made by teams and staff in all the countries where Auchan operates.
The three silhouettes symbolize the company’s core values of trust, sharing and progress.
> €46.9 billion in revenue in 2012
> €60.2 billion in revenue including tax, for the chains in 2012
> A workforce of 287,000 employees performing more than 150 different jobs
> A presence in 12 countries
Auchan insists on making sustainable development a daily reality, both in the social and ecological environment of the stores and through greener patterns of consumption.