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As Metro Group expands in India and acquires a business in Portugal, we round up news from the cash and carry company.

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Metro generated like-for-like sales showing a slight contraction, of just 0.5%, in its fourth quarter. The company said a recovery in HoReCa sales and a ‘ positive sales development ’ in Germany, Russia and Eastern Europe had underpinned its improving performance. Strong recovery in key markets Metro said like-for-like sales had turned positive in Germany, Russia, and Eastern Europe, which ...
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. Germany: like-for-like...
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...

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