French retailer Groupe Auchan awards textile business to Agility

Groupe Auchan awards Agility with the freight management of its textile business from Bangladesh to France.

Agility provides a Retail Logistics Solution including freight forwarding and destination services, as well as container utilisation management services to Auchan. The solution includes consolidation services and provision of detailed visibility at order and item level.  A dedicated team on the ground in Bangladesh provides cargo consolidation services for 40 Auchan suppliers. Groupe Auchan will benefit greatly from higher visibility and efficiency, and thus reduced costs.  

Groupe Auchans decision was based on Agilitys ability to provide an enhanced supply chain solution, including the set-up and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures specifically adapted to Auchans requirements. 

Only recently, Agility won retail business with Inditex and Kraft. Agility is proud of the high service level provided for Auchan, managed mainly out of Lille in France, and hope to build on this success even in the midst of the current downturn. The company will continue to focus on delivering services that fit the specific requirements of individual industries.

For Agility this is another great achievement in our approach towards the retail sector and our ability to offer services to cover both the information flow and the physical flow, brings true value to our customers, says Mattias Praetorius, Director Retail/Consumer Goods Europe.

About the Auchan Group
The Auchan Group is the world's 12th largest food retailer, operates in 13 countries and employs 210,000 people. The Group is structured into the 4 core businesses of hypermarkets (500 stores), supermarkets (745 stores), retail real estate (Immochan) and banking (Banque Accord). In 2008, the Group reported pre-tax sales of 39.5 billion, of which 80% was generated by its hypermarket business.

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