Only a few days after the change of ownership of the Investor, SCP announced the closure of eight of the currently 276 stores of the hypermarket chain Real. The markets in Berlin-Spandau, Duisburg-Süd, Herten-Westerholt, Leißling-Weißenfels, Mönchengladbach-Rheydt, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Frankenthal and Goslar to be set in the coming year, such as Real announced on Monday. Were affected almost 700 employees. Previously, the “Lebensmittel Zeitung had reported” about it.
New Investor sells Real stores
The Russian financial investor had only taken last Thursday, the control in Real of the Metro. He wants to smash the group and has already agreed the sale of a total of 141 Real stores of Kaufland and Edeka. The employees should be taken.
“We also stand with other leading companies in the German food retail in the final stages of negotiations, with the aim of securing here, too, as many jobs as possible,” said the new Real-in-chief Bojan Luncer on Thursday.
No interested parties for eight branches found
From the beginning, the SCP had made it however also clear, that should probably be closed around 30 Real stores in the absence of prospects. For the eight locations, which have now been announced, I can be found, despite intensive efforts, no interested party, reported the trade chain. Therefore, only the closure permanent.
“The background for this decision, in all cases, the difficult economic situation due to very high losses in the past years,” said a Real spokesman. “Against this Background, the closures of these markets are inevitable.” The company will, as soon as possible to discuss with the competent operation negotiations on the interests of the councils and social compensation plan.
Already in March, the Real had announced under the old owners, Metro and the closure of seven stores in Bamberg, Deggendorf, Bad Sobernheim, Papenburg, Germany, Augsburg, Rheine, and in Wildau, near Berlin.