Schiever to open Auchan hypermarket in Tajikistan

Schiever, the French hypermarket and franchise specialists, has announced that it is to open an Auchan-franchised hypermarket in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe through Auchan Russia.  It will be the first store of any significant size in the country whose retail sector is largely dominated by open markets and small shops. The 5,000 m²  project is being financed by a €5m loan from the EBRD which is hoping that it will  not only encourage competition and therefore lower prices, but will also set new standards in food quality, hygiene and logistics. RBC