We look at recent news from Auchan, Jerónimo Martins-owned Biedronka and Carrefour and their operations in Poland.
Auchan appoints new president
Auchan Poland has announced the appointment of Gerard Gallet as its new president. Gallet will replace former chairman and president, Francois Colombié, who retired on 1 September 2018.
Auchan Poland’s board has also changed and will include:
- Isabelle Bouvier – Director of Finance and Assets of Auchan Retail International
- Isabelle Colrat – Director of Economic Efficiency
- Joanna de Haas van Dorsser – Director of Finance and Assets
- Pascale Fillat – Human Resources Director
- Stéphane Bucaille – Audit Director of Auchan Retail International
Carrefour extends scan and go service
Carrefour Poland introduced scan and go in five stores in Warsaw in 2017. The retailer will now roll it out to over 30 new stores across 28 cities, including Bialystok, Kraków and Lublin, among others.
Grzegorz Wazowicz, Carrefour Polska’s financial services and sales director, explained the service “will allow our clients to do even faster, more convenient, and more satisfying shopping in our stores". Carrefour Poland hopes to extend the service to all its hypermarkets and supermarkets.
Biedronka acquires new stores
Jerónimo Martins-owned Biedronka is expanding its presence after purchasing five Piotr i Pawel stores. The acquisition follows Piotr i Pawel’s recent store closures in Q1 2018. The acquired stores – in Kalisz, Poznan, Tychy and Wroclaw – have been renovated to the Biedronka banner. The value of the transaction remains undisclosed.