Groupe Auchan, S.A.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by ICDResearch

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Groupe Auchan, S.A.                                                            Key Employees
                                                                               Name                          Job Title
Fast Facts
                                      40, avenue de Flandre - BP 139, Croix,   Benoist Cirotteau             Chairman - Supermarkets
Headquarters Address
                                      59964, France
                                                                                                             Chairman - Banque
                                                                               Jerome Guillemard
Telephone                             + 33 3 20816800                                                        Accord

Fax                                   + 33 3 20816909
                                                                               Company Overview
Website                               www.groupe-auchan.com
                                                                               Groupe Auchan SA (Auchan) operates
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange         N/A
                                                                               supermarkets and hypermarkets. The company
                                                                               sells   food,   clothing,    electronics,  home
Number of Employees                   262,000
                                                                               improvements and other items. Auchan sells the
Fiscal Year End                       December
                                                                               products through 574 hypermarkets and 750
                                                                               supermarkets as on April 2011. It also invests in
Revenue (in US$ million)              56,656.00                                and manages shopping centers through its Real
                                                                               Estate division and provides financial services
Revenue (in EUR million)              42,492.00                                through its Banking division. The company along
                                                                               with its subsidiaries principally operates in 12
                                                                               countries including France, Spain, Italy,
                                                                               Portugal, Luxembourg, Hungary, Poland,
                                                                               Romania, Russia, Ukraine, China and Taiwan.
                                                                               The company is headquartered in Croix, France.
SWOT Analysis
                                                                               Key Competitors
Strengths                             Weaknesses
                                                                               Association des Centres Distributeurs E.Leclerc
Diverse businesses                    Overdependence on French market
                                                                               Carrefour S.A. (Ticker: CA)
Stable top-line performance
                                                                               Casino Guichard-Perrachon (Ticker: CO)
Strong presence in retail
                                                                               Fonciere Euris SA (Ticker: EURS)

Opportunities                         Threats

Growth in e-commerce business         Economic instability of the EU nations

Increasing demand for private label
                                      Growing demand for discounters
products

New store openings                    Rise in manpower costs




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1     Company Overview .................................................................................................................................................4
    1.2     Business Description ...............................................................................................................................................4
    1.3     Major Products and Services ...................................................................................................................................5
2     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ............................................................................................. 6
    2.1     M&A and Partnerships Strategy ..............................................................................................................................6
3     SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 8
    3.1     SWOT Analysis - Overview .....................................................................................................................................8
    3.2     Strengths .................................................................................................................................................................8
    3.3     Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................................................8
    3.4     Opportunities ...........................................................................................................................................................8
    3.5     Threats .....................................................................................................................................................................9
4     Groupe Auchan, S.A. - Company Statement........................................................................................ 10
5     Groupe Auchan, S.A. - History.............................................................................................................. 11
6     Groupe Auchan, S.A. - Key Employees ................................................................................................ 12
7     Groupe Auchan, S.A. - Locations and Subsidiaries ............................................................................ 13
    7.1     Head Office ............................................................................................................................................................13
    7.2     Other Locations and Subsidiaries ..........................................................................................................................13
8     Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 14
    8.1     Methodology ..........................................................................................................................................................14
    8.2     Disclaimer ..............................................................................................................................................................14




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