Sweden – Wednesday, 9th June 2021: Global leading grocery retailer Auchan Retail has selected Extenda Retail as its partner when rolling out Self Checkout solutions in France. The two-year implementation project started in December 2020, and will enable Auchan Retail to offer their customers a frictionless and independent shopping experience in their largest market.
The rollout further strengthens Auchan Retail’s position as an innovative industry leader within grocery retail. Furthermore, it demonstrates the company’s investment in using technology to create smooth, flexible and safe shopping experiences during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The transformation programme has an industrialised approach and will enable Auchan Retail to transform a large number stores in a very short time frame. The stores which have already transformed demonstrate a very simple use of checkout allowing the customer to really save time.
Extenda Retail’s market-leading POS and Checkout software is built on extensive expertise in the retail domain. The software allows forward-thinking retailers to offer frictionless in-store shopping experiences, something increasingly important in today’s shopping landscape when enabling social distancing is vital. The objective of this rollout, which takes place in Auchan Retail’s largest market (France), is to allow customers to shop and check out independently and minimise time spent physically inside the stores, while also enabling Auchan Retail’s in-store staff to invest time on the shop floor.
Ultimately the project will allow Auchan Retail to expand their offering to the wider population in France and create a truly frictionless and flexible shopping option for their customers.
Nathalie Louis, Directrice de la Relation Clients et des parcours d encaissement Auchan Retail France says; “Our partnership with Extenda Retail enables us to roll out Self Service solutions in our largest market: France. It allows us to honour our commitment to enabling flexible, safe shopping journeys for our customers. During times of social distancing, this is vital for our customers, and we are excited to offer a high level of customer experience and further strengthen our frictionless shopping offering to end-customers.”
Mohit Paul, Chief Revenue Officer at Extenda Retail, says; “We are thrilled to be selected by Auchan Retail to rollout our Self-Service solutions across Hypermarkets and Supermarkets in France. We look forward to quickly enabling frictionless shopping experiences for Auchan Retail, and thereby allow their customers to complete their shopping independently and quickly, with more checkout alternatives – something vital in today’s shopping landscape. The extended partnership enables us to offer our value-adding, flexible retail solutions while simultaneously safeguarding in-store staff during, and after COVID-19.”
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About Auchan Retail
A next-generation retailer, Auchan has been a committed retailer for 55 years, a changing retailer in a changing world, whose current ambition is to meet today’s purchase- and health-conscious omni-channel consumers, with the goal and desire to bring change to their lives!
Auchan is a retailer that selects its products and producers, that knows its customers and knows that no two are alike. A retailer that combines the advantages of digital technology and physical stores, to create a customised experience. A retailer whose stores are lifestyle and shopping locations and offer customers a pleasurable experience.
At Auchan, we look after our employees just like our customers, placing them at the heart of our project. Around the world, Auchan Retail’s people share the same vision of retail where attention to people and their environment prevails.
Key numbers 31-DEC-2020:
- 13 countries
- €32 billion of consolidated revenue excluding taxes
- €1.6 billion of EBITDA
- 1,985 points of sale under the Auchan banner
- 179,590 employees
Learn more: www.auchan-retail.com