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 cash & carry 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 supply chain – from procurement through 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 efficient processes within our company, the operational activities of our real estate company METRO PROPERTIES will be integrated into the sales lines during the next financial year. We will no longer disclose this segment separately.

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)
METRO (logo)
Makro (logo)

METRO Cash & Carry is a leading international player in self-service wholesale trade. Its brands METRO and MAKRO operate in 29 countries throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. 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.

Real (logo)
Media Markt (logo)
Saturn (logo)

Media-Saturn is Europe’s number one in consumer electronics retailing. In nearly all 15 countries where the sales brands Media Markt and Saturn have stores, the stationary business is closely dovetailed with the online offering. The pure online retailer Redcoon, in which Media-Saturn acquired a 100 per cent stake in June 2013, sells its products in ten countries. A decentralised organisational structure, attractive offers, dedicated employees and innovative marketing all contribute to the success of Media-Saturn.

Redcoon (logo)

Real is one of the leading hypermarket operators in Germany, where it runs both stationary stores and an online store. In addition, the sales line has locations in Turkey. 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. During the period under review, Real’s business in Romania, Russia and Ukraine – with the exception of four stores in Romania and one store in Russia – was sold to the French retail company Groupe Auchan. The transfer of the business in Poland is scheduled to be completed in the first half of the financial year 2013/14 upon approval by antitrust authorities.

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 Galeria Kaufhof name, 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-orientated product presentation provides for a special customer experience. Galeria Kaufhof is positioned as a modern retail brand with an unmistakable profile.

METRO PROPERTIES (logo)

Real Estate: METRO PROPERTIES is the real estate company of METRO GROUP. On 1 October 2013, the company began to focus on the key value drivers in real estate and portfolio management, project development and transactions. In addition, the company will promote the development of selected projects which help our sales lines enhance their appeal to customers while raising the value of METRO GROUP’s property portfolio. Starting in the financial year 2013/14, Real Estate will no longer be reported as a separate segment.

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Portfolio of locations by country and segment

 

 

METRO Cash & Carry

Media-Saturn

Real

Galeria Kaufhof

METRO GROUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

 

 

 

Germany

107

107

107

404

395

405

312

312

310

122

122

122

945

936

944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austria

12

12

12

47

44

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

59

56

59

Belgium

12

12

13

22

21

22

 

 

 

15

15

15

49

48

50

Denmark

5

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

5

5

France

93

92

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

92

93

Italy

49

49

49

115

113

115

 

 

 

 

 

 

164

162

164

Luxembourg

 

 

 

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

2

Netherlands

17

17

17

41

39

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

58

56

60

Portugal

10

10

10

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

19

19

Spain

37

34

37

73

69

70

 

 

 

 

 

 

110

103

107

Sweden

 

 

 

28

25

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

25

29

Switzerland

 

 

 

27

27

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

27

25

Western Europe (excl. Germany)

235

231

236

364

349

362

 

 

 

15

15

15

614

595

613

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria

14

14

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

14

14

Croatia

7

7

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

7

7

Czech Republic

13

13

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

13

13

Greece

9

9

9

10

10

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

19

19

Hungary

13

13

13

21

21

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

34

34

Kazakhstan

8

8

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

8

8

Moldova

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

3

Poland

41

41

41

63

62

66

53

54

57

 

 

 

157

157

164

Romania

32

32

32

 

 

 

24

24

4

 

 

 

56

56

36

Russia

68

66

70

45

39

50

18

17

1

 

 

 

131

122

121

Serbia

10

10

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

10

10

Slovakia

6

6

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

6

6

Turkey

27

24

27

28

25

34

12

12

12

 

 

 

67

61

73

Ukraine

33

32

33

 

 

 

2

1

0

 

 

 

35

33

33

Eastern Europe

284

278

286

167

157

181

109

108

74

 

 

 

560

543

541

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China

64

58

69

7

7

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

71

65

69

Egypt

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

2

India

14

11

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

11

15

Japan

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

9

Pakistan

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

9

Vietnam

19

17

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

17

19

Asia/Africa

117

106

123

7

7

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

124

113

123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International

636

615

645

538

513

543

109

108

74

15

15

15

1,298

1,251

1,277

METRO GROUP

743

722

752

942

908

948

421

420

384

137

137

137

2,243

2,187

2,221