The Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) has reported that Peter Clement, the purchasing manager of the French retail chain Auchan visited Croatia on the 14th and the15th of November in order to establish direct contacts with potential Croatian suppliers. Peter Clement as the purchasing manager of non-food products for the European market met with Croatian manufacturers of footwear, textile products, plastic household products, cleaning products, hygiene products, umbrellas etc.
The visit of Auchan representatives was organized as part of the HGK project "Croatia Supply Day", which has been initiating potential foreign importers to visit Croatia and meet with Croatian exporters.
Auchan is the third largest retail chain in France and the 11th biggest chain in Europe. It is one of the world’s leading distribution chains present in 16 countries with 330,700 employees working in 1,774 hypermarkets.
The French company has branches in France, and internationally in China, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Spain, Taiwan and Ukraine. Its revenue in 2014 was 63 billion Euros.