Metro's Extra Disposal Cleared

By: trademagazin Date: 2008. 03. 31. 00:00

The German cartel office has unconditionally approved retail group Metro's disposal of its Extra supermarket chain to Rewe.

The 245 Extra chain stores that
generate E1.6bn in revenue will be transferred on 1 July to Rewe, the
third-largest European food retailer.
The Extra deal is the first
step by Metro, Germany's largest retailer, in disposing of its
low-margin businesses. Earlier this month, Chief Executive Eckhard
Cordes signalled that Metro's Galeria Kaufhof department stores might
also come under the hammer by saying Kaufhof was not a strategic

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