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HAS We had barely sat down in Roubaix, in a big nameless room, when essentially the most well-known French service provider and founding father of Auchan, Gérard Mulliez, needed to make a deal. “Do not write anything I tell you without my prior consent until your death. » Had we misunderstood? “Until you die”, he insisted. More than half a century separates us… He is 93 years outdated. According to him, he works on daily basis from 11 a.m., after a swimming session.

A relentless arduous employee, he had ready our interview, taking out of his bag his notes written in a pink pocket book, stamped together with his initials. He glanced at it often throughout our interview. Gérard Mulliez has all the things in his head and one eye on element.

To his left, he was flanked by an eminent nephew by marriage, B…