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Germany: A New Era Beyond Price Begins

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The 2017 ranking of the Top 10 grocers in Germany shows how the strong have been getting stronger.
Topics: Amazon Edeka Lekkerland Rossmann Schwarz Group dm Aldi Rewe Group Globus Metro Group Norma Metro AG Feneberg Budnikowsky

Real Gives Details on Revamp Plans

Metro’s Real has officially announced the first initiatives of its extensive concept revamp. As a part of this, the company has launched a new slogan “Wir sind real” (‘We are real’) as well as a new corporate design, logo and TV spot.
Topics: Metro Group

Metro Posts Weak Real Performance in Preliminary FY Results

Metro AG has published its preliminary and unaudited figures for the financial year 2016/17. According to the reports, sales increased by 1.6% to EUR37.1 billion.
Topics: Metro Group

Real to Roll Out Online Grocery Delivery

After an initial test in Düsseldorf, Metro’s hypermarket banner has extended its grocery delivery service to ten German cities including Berlin, Hannover, Dortmund, Cologne and Nuremberg.
Topics: Metro Group

Real to Invest In Store Revamps

Metro AG's hypermarket operator Real is to invest heavily in refurbishments of its network. As a result, the stores in Braunschweig and Bielefeld are to be converted to its new Food Lover concept, which has already been tested in Krefeld.
Topics: Metro Group

Metro Posts Strong Sales Growth in Q3

Metro AG, the new entity formed by the grocery wholesale and retail arm of former Metro Group, has presented results for its third quarter. According to CEO Olaf Koch, the results already give a good impression of where the company is heading.
Topics: Metro Group

Russia Special #5: Metro Cash & Carry Develops Convenience Franchise

Developing the Fasol Express convenience format will remain a priority for Metro Cash & Carry Russia. As CEO Jere Calmes explained in an interview with LZ Retailytics, expansion plans for the soft-franchise banner that so far operates 240 shops in the capital are ambitious.
Topics: Metro Group

Metro Group Completes Demerger

Metro Group has achieved its goal of dividing into two individual companies. The demerger came into effect when the local court in Düsseldorf entered it into the commercial register.
Topics: Metro Group

Media Markt Tests LED-Based Instore Navigation

Metro Group’s electronics store operator Media Markt is testing instore navigation with LED lights from Philips in a few stores in the Netherlands and Belgium, Lebensmittel Zeitung reports. The LED ceiling lights transmit information to help smartphone-equipped shoppers to find their way to different goods.
Topics: Metro Group

Metro Cash & Carry Further Expands Software Service Offering

Metro Group’s eponymous Cash & Carry operation has started to invest in London-based company Yoyo Wallet. Yoyo provides a combination of mobile payment, ordering, and personalised loyalty and reward programmes, backed up by an analytics and campaign platform for retailers.
Topics: Metro Group