Mass marketing: Auchan settles in Grasse
Auchan has begun works of a 'third millennium hypermarket' in Grasse. This new hypermarket (4,340 m² of market area) will also have a 12 stores shopping mall and a 800 places parking lot. The complex settles on the Sodial commercial site (3,200 m²) Auchan bought in 1996, in the Paoute district, road RN 98 between Grasse and Mouans-Sartoux. The amount of the works reaches 100 million francs. The opening is planned for June 2001. About 100 jobs should be created, one half for the hypermarket and the other half for the shopping mall.