The supermarket chain Real faces the threat of falling down. In the case of a successful deal, the consortium led by real estate investor Redos, which also includes ECE and Morgan Stanley Real Estate, specializes in shopping centres, plans to pass on much of the nearly 280 real markets, reports manager magazine. Interested parties for the real markets are thus among other things Edeka, Rewe, Kaufland or Globus.
About 50 markets, which are currently working profitably, the owner wants to keep for himself; some of them could be converted into a market hall. Among other things, in Krefeld Real runs a supermarket with a ” Market Hall” concept, which is intended to reminisce with a variety of fresh produce on a weekly market. 10 to 15 Real locations are to be closed.
Redos is still in exclusive negotiations with Real-Mutter Metro; the talks can still fail. By the end of July at the latest, they should be completed. Metro boss Olaf Koch had announced the sale of the flagging supermarket chain in September last year to focus on the more lucrative wholesale business. For the time being, Metro will remain involved in the operating business with a minority share of just under 25 percent.