Redos has presented "the most convincing concept for Real's regrouping," Koch said. He announced at the same time that the Metro would remain a minority shareholder in the company for another three years and would offer his expertise in retail.
Koch, however, mentioned no details about what the future might look like for Real. It is not possible to say today how many real markets there will be in five years. "But the number will change," the manager admitted. "It's about taxes, which is also economically reasonable."
Informed circles even said that most stores could be sold to competitors such as Edeka, Rewe, Globus or Kaufland. Many of them had indicated their interest in buying parts of the Real store network in recent months.