Group business model

METRO GROUP’s corporate structure is characterised by a clear division of responsibilities. The company is headed by METRO AG. As a central management holding company, it oversees group management functions, including, in particular, Finance, Controlling, Legal and Compliance. The central management and administrative functions for METRO Cash & Carry are formally anchored within METRO AG.

The group’s operational business is handled by our four sales lines. In some cases, the sales lines operate in the market with several sales brands or through subsidiaries, depending on the respective strategy, segment and specific competitive environment.

METRO Cash & Carry is responsible for the group’s wholesale business, Media-Saturn for consumer electronics retailing, Real for hypermarkets and Galeria Kaufhof for department stores. All sales lines have undivided responsibility for their entire value chain – from procurement to logistics to stationary and online sales.

So far, we have bundled our real estate capabilities, structures and functions in the service company METRO PROPERTIES. To ensure more efficient processes within our company, the operational real estate activities were integrated into the METRO GROUP sales lines on 1 October 2013. Real estate activities will therefore no longer be separately disclosed.

Service companies support all METRO GROUP sales lines with services in such areas as procurement, information technology and logistics. Together with METRO AG as a management holding, they are recognised under “Others”.

Overview of METRO GROUP

Overview of METRO GROUP (graphic)

Overview of METRO GROUP

METRO (logo)
Makro (logo)
 

METRO Cash & Carry is a leading international player in self-service wholesale trade. Its brands METRO and MAKRO operate in 28 countries throughout Europe and Asia. The wholesale stores offer products and services tailored to the specific needs of professional customers, such as hotels and restaurants, catering firms, independent retailers, service providers and public authorities. In financial year 2013/14, both MAKRO Cash & Carry stores in Egypt were closed and an agreement concerning the sale of the wholesale business in Vietnam was signed. In addition, the sales line’s withdrawal from Denmark was decided in October.

Media Markt (logo)
Saturn (logo)
Redcoon (logo)

Media-Saturn is Europe’s number one consumer electronics retailer. In nearly all 15 countries where the sales line is active, the stationary business of Media Markt and Saturn is closely dovetailed with the online offering. The pure online retailer Redcoon, in which Media-Saturn holds a 100 per cent stake, sells its products in eight countries. The online shops in Denmark and France were closed. In Russia, the online shop is operated by 003.ru. A decentralised organisational structure, attractive offers, dedicated employees and innovative marketing all contribute to the success of Media-Saturn.

Real (logo)
 
 

Real is one of the leading hypermarket operators in Germany, where it runs both stationary stores and an online store. All Real hypermarkets are characterised by a large proportion of high-quality fresh produce, a wide range of non-food articles and attractive prices offering good value for money. The sales line’s business operations in Turkey, which comprise twelve hypermarkets and its head office, were sold to the retailer Hacı Duran Beğendik in financial year 2013/14. The remaining Real hypermarket in Moscow was taken over by METRO Cash & Carry. The sales transaction in Poland was completed.

Galeria Kaufhof (logo)
 
 

Galeria Kaufhof is the market leader in the department store segment in Germany and Belgium. In Germany, the sales line is active under the name Galeria Kaufhof, in Belgium it uses the name Galeria Inno. Its stores are characterised by high-performance assortments with international brands and top-quality own brands. Its stores’ event-oriented product presentation provides for a special customer experience. Galeria Kaufhof is positioned as a modern retail brand with an unmistakable profile.

Store network by country and segment

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METRO Cash & Carry

Media-Saturn

Real

Galeria Kaufhof

METRO GROUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

Germany

107

107

405

415

310

307

122

122

944

951

Austria

12

12

47

47

 

 

 

 

59

59

Belgium

13

15

22

23

 

 

15

15

50

53

Denmark

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

5

France

93

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

93

Italy

49

49

115

117

 

 

 

 

164

166

Luxembourg

 

 

2

2

 

 

 

 

2

2

Netherlands

17

17

43

45

 

 

 

 

60

62

Portugal

10

10

9

9

 

 

 

 

19

19

Spain

37

37

70

72

 

 

 

 

107

109

Sweden

 

 

29

27

 

 

 

 

29

27

Switzerland

 

 

25

25

 

 

 

 

25

25

Western Europe (excl. Germany)

236

238

362

367

 

 

15

15

613

620

Bulgaria

14

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

14

Croatia

7

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

7

Czech Republic

13

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

13

Greece

9

9

10

10

 

 

 

 

19

19

Hungary

13

13

21

21

 

 

 

 

34

34

Kazakhstan

8

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

8

Moldova

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

Poland

41

41

66

71

57

0

 

 

164

112

Romania

32

32

 

 

4

4

 

 

36

36

Russia

70

73

50

63

1

0

 

 

121

136

Serbia

10

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

10

Slovakia

6

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

6

Turkey

27

28

34

39

12

0

 

 

73

67

Ukraine

33

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

33

Eastern Europe

286

290

181

204

74

4

 

 

541

498

China

69

78

 

 

 

 

 

 

69

78

Egypt

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

0

India

15

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

16

Japan

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

Pakistan

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

Vietnam

19

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

19

Asia/Africa

123

131

 

 

 

 

 

 

123

131

International

645

659

543

571

74

4

15

15

1,277

1,249

METRO GROUP

752

766

948

986

384

311

137

137

2,221

2,200