Saturday, December 7, 2013

Auchan (West Belt)

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8800 W. Sam Houston Parkway S.

Back in 2010 and 2011, I had collected a very extensive collection of Auchan-related articles: from 1988 to 2003, it was a unique "hypermarket" concept before Wal-Mart Supercenter or Super Kmart even existed (at the time, Wal-Mart was experimenting with "Hypermart USA" in Dallas area), with a bigger focus on groceries. Unfortunately, it never was quite the success it was supposed to be, and by the time it finally opened a second store 12 years later, Wal-Mart Supercenter had taken hold in the market, and H-E-B was expanding fast, with both closing in early 2003.

Sadly, I may have only seen the old Auchan maybe once when it was opened (and then, never recognized it for what it was or went inside). I originally collected the articles over at Two Way Roads and later added some more information and photos at Carbon-izer.