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Germany-based wholesaler Metro reported sales were down 11.2% in local currency terms, to €6.3 bn. The company said, despite its performance being affected strongly by COVID-19 restrictions in many of its markets, it had outperformed its peers in its core markets of Germany, France, and Italy.

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After establishing a chief executive transition team in November 2020 to jointly assume the position of CEO as it searched for a new chief executive, Metro AG has now appointed a new person to the role, Steffen Greubel. Greubel signs three-year contract Greubel will take up the role as Metro AG chief executive on 1 May 2021, with Metro’s chief financial officer, Christian Baier, and COO...
As Metro continues its evolution as a company, we round up developments in Spain, France and Romania as it looks to strengthen its operations globally and in the specific countries. Metro to promote digital transformation with Wipro Metro and Wipro have announced a strategic digital and IT partnership ‘ to drive forward the transformation of the Group's IT and to concentrate more strongly i...
Germany-based Metro has ended its 2019/20 financial year on a positive trajectory after a challenging year that saw its major markets and customers impacted heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic. Positive Q4 sees Metro gain market share In its full year, Metro reported like-for-like sales contracted by 3.9%, which was at the upper end of its guidance range. The company said that ‘ with the excep...

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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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Strategic priorities in 2017

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.

Germany country presentation

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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