French network of "Auchan" (Auchan) intends to open in Europe, compact urban hypermarkets Auchan-City, created in Moscow at the Ramstore chain. Vedomosti writes that the Russian format of shops for the first time out on the world retail market. Test store Auchan City opens April 6 at the north of France. Prototype of a new hypermarket in the center of Tourcoing was a store in Marina Roscha in Moscow. The result of the store in Tourcoing Auchan may decide to develop this format and in other countries. The French group has decided to allocate a small town hypermarkets in a separate format "Auchan-City" in 2008, buying a network Ramstore the Turkish holding company Enka. Now the format "hypermarket close proximity," as they call it in Auchan, differs from the standard smaller space, a narrower range of products and focus on food products. Now in Russia under the brand operates 14 stores. On the Russian market Auchan came in 2002. Ltd. Auchan operates 43 hypermarkets in Russia in Moscow, Moscow and other Russian cities. The company is 100 percent owned by the French Auchan.