Auchan said this week that Patrick Coignard has been appointed chairman of its Spanish chain Alcampo.

Pedro Alonso, currently sales manager, succeeds him to the post of general manager.

Coignard replaces Francis Lepoutre who is retiring.

Meanwhile, Philippe Saudo has been named the president of Sabeco supermarkets. Saudo has held positions in Auchan including managing director of Auchan Portugal.