March 30, 2005

Auchan in Jiading, Shanghai

POST #    1625

When I think China, I don't really think huge multi-functional grocery stores, but small markets. But times change and with foreign investment, anything can happen. In Jiading, one of the biggest stores has to be Auchan, a french chain, which is similar to a Super WalMart. It's huge and has all sorts of groceries, clothing, and even a parking lot. The selection of any item was enormous, not only is there one type of saltine, there are 15 different flavors. Fantastic. They also have those scanner machines in the isles if you want to look up a price. And for price check, they have employees on roller-blades that will even look up the price of a bra.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, Travel at 7:59 AM



wahhoooo! welcome back! china pictures!!!!!

Posted by: yp at March 30, 2005 8:53 AM

More pictures from China, please! I have always been fascinated by other country's supermarkets. I just think they're awesome.

Posted by: Ragna at March 30, 2005 11:09 AM

So you're saying you're purchasing bras in China? Interesting.

Posted by: Joe^2 at March 30, 2005 11:21 AM

i've got so many pictures from china. not many supermarkets, but a regular market tomorrow, maybe.

and no joe, i was not buying the bra.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 30, 2005 11:29 AM

That picture with the rollarblading employee is just fantastic...can't wait to see more pictures!

Posted by: Ziggy at March 30, 2005 1:55 PM

Are you sure you weren't purchasing the bra?

Posted by: Jen at March 30, 2005 2:09 PM

maybe he was buying the bra as a souvenir for shannan.. uh.. orforhimself!

Posted by: rachelle at March 30, 2005 6:06 PM

How do they get away with calling themselves communist still? I hear that there is a Starbucks in Forbidden City.

Posted by: Stephen at March 31, 2005 6:27 PM

Chinese supermarkets are enormous, crazy, frightening places. I remember nearly being reduced to tears in the Carrefour in Chongqing because I couldn't find the exit.

They do have Walmarts in China too. I know of at least two.

Posted by: astrid [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 1, 2005 8:26 AM

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