EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt; Düsseldorf; Nordrhein-Westfalen
Location of affected unit(s): Düsseldorf


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46.17 - Agents involved in the sale of food, beverages and tobacco
Number Employed: 800
Group: Metro

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-05-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 800
Planned Job Reductions max: 800
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Direct Dismissals: 800

Additional Information

The supermarket chain Real announced that it will close its headquarters in Düsseldorf. Around 800 employees will be affected by this step with first dismissals being currently realised. The company has negotiated a social plan which foresees to offer severance payments to the affected employees. The size of severance pay depends on different factors, such as age of the employees, their monthly pay and the length of their employment with the company. The employees are also provided with training on job applications and coaching.