AUCHAN opens first unmanned convenience store in China

12 June 2017 (Updated: 10:54 GMT)
Over the weekend, Auchan China debuted Auchan Bingobox – a first of its kind within the retailer’s store network. In our recent report, Asian Regional Overview - Retail Trends & Forecasts 2017, Planet Retail predicted that this format would become the next disruption in Asian retailing - a trend, which is now unfolding faster than anticipated.

PLANET RETAIL'S VIEW

  • Unmanned stores, if well-implemented in big markets with a passion for mobile such as China, Indonesia and India, will become the preferred model to tackle profitability issues.
As the first mover to adopt this concept in China, Auchan has reaffirmed its leadership in terms of new format implementation and cost efficiency...