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In its Q3 2019/20 results, Metro reported a 17.5% decrease in like-for-like (LFL) sales, compared to the previous year, driven by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its negative impacts on the hospitality sector. However, as of July this year, Metro noted that sales had recovered to the previous year’s level in its Hotels, restaurants and catering (HoReCa) division.

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Following an agreement to sell Real earlier this year, the wholesaler has completed the sale to the SCP Group. The sale allows Metro Group to focus on its wholesale business. Deal signed The deal was agreed earlier in 2020, however it was awaiting approval from the supervisory and antitrust authorities which has now occured. The inflow of funds will be €300m. The SCP Group will take full...
On the 25th of June, SCP Group will officially purchase Real from the Metro Group. SCP Group getting ready The sale will include the online platform Real.de, which the SCP Group is already preparing for resale. The SCP Group will also take full control of all Real's business units, with former Lidl board member, Bojan Luncer, heading up the new operation. Along with its real estate partner,...
Following Wumart’s announcement last October that it intends to acquire an 80% stake in Metro China, the deal is now complete on 23 April. In this article, we explore what impacts this merge might bring to China’s grocery industry. Metro’s strengths make up the shortcomings of grocery retail in China China might lead the world in digital payment and retail technology, its grocery retail i...

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11/03/2020
As competition and low levels of volume and value growth continue to affect markets in Europe, buying groups like AgeCore, AMS, Coopernic and EMD are becoming increasingly strategic for retailers looking to drive efficiencies throughout their businesses. In this insight presentation we provide an overview of the key groups, their members and their size.
20/12/2019
This guide to Germany explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
18/07/2018
We look at how leading retailers in Hamburg are adapting their store formats to meet changing shopper preferences.
10/10/2017
Food-to-go is becoming an increasingly key element of the global food retail growth story. Here we share some of the best examples of how retailers are successfully targeting the fast expanding food-to-go opportunity.
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We identify how Metro Group plans to win over the next five years, the strategies it is putting in place to do so and where its looking to invest.

This guide to Germany explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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