Followed by a 18 months pilot period in its Vietnam branch, the retail chain decided to implement TE-FOOD’s blockchain based traceability solution in five countries: France, italy, Spain, Portugal, and Senegal.
In each country, the system starts tracking selected product categories from farm-to-table, registering all important food quality and logistics related data. Recently the system debuted in France for organic carrot, followed by a roll out to potato and chicken in December 2018 and February 2019. Soon, Italy will join with tomato and chicken, Spain with Iberian pork products and locally grown exotic fruits, before implementing it for the chicken supply chain in Portugal and Senegal.
Transparency towards consumers
Consumers of Auchan can use their mobile phones to scan QR codes on the products and view the food history. The authenticity of the data will be verified on the FoodChain, TE-FOOD’s global traceability information ledger.
Using blockchain technology in the supply chain is quite new, recently the U.S. based Walmart, the French Carrefour, and the Dutch Albert Heijn retail chains started experimenting with it. Auchan’s international scale implementation is quite progressive step in this space.