Groupe Auchan SA is a retailing company, based in France. Founded in 1961, the company is mainly engaged in operating a chain of hypermarkets and supermarkets. It operates 774 hypermarkets and 172 associated or franchised hypermarkets, 817 supermarkets and 1,885 franchised or affiliated supermarkets in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, China and Taiwan. It also manages 362 shopping centers. It also offers online retailing services. As of December 2013, the company had 15.2 million customers for its ecommerce products.
In the year to end December 2013, the company generated revenue of EUR 48,100 million, annual growth of 3.4% and net profit of EUR 767 million, annual growth of 19.3%.