|Didier Fleury was removed as Chief Exec in 2016 and a small coalition of board members took over his duties jointly.|
|Revenue||€7.4 billion (2017-18)|
Number of employees
In November 2012, Metro sold its 91 Real hypermarkets in Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine to Auchan for €1.1 billion. In 2014, it sold its 12 Real hypermarkets in Turkey.
In September 2018, Metro AG announced the split from Real and sale of all hypermarkets.
As well as food, Real also offers a wide assortment of household goods, electrical appliances, books, media, textiles and footwear (sports and regular footwear are concessions owned by Hamm Market Solutions GmbH & Co KG, based in Osnabruck, Germany), sports goods, and stationery. In addition to branded products, several store brands are offered including discount label TiP (Toll im Preis - Great Price), mid-price real Quality, premium brand realSelection, real Bio organic products and Watson consumer electronics.
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- Reuters (November 2012). "Metro sells some hypermarket operations to Auchan".
- Hurriyet Daily News (2014). "Metro sells Real stores in Turkey".