EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Real SB-Warenhaus

Real SB-Warenhaus

Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46.3 - Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco
Number Employed: 36063
Group: Metro

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-10-2016
Planned Job Reductions min: 500
Planned Job Reductions max: 500
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 18-10-2016
Foreseen End Date: 31-10-2021
Planned Job Creation: 3000
Other Job Reduction Measures: 500

Additional Information

On 18 October 2016, the retail chain Real SB Warenhaus, a subsidiary of the retail and wholesale giant Metro, announced an internal restructuring programme, which includes up to 500 job cuts as well as up to 3,000 new jobs.

The job cut will take place at Real's headquarter and in its administration. It will be implemented within the next 18 months. Real plans to save costs and to decentralise its administration. In return, the company will strengthen its sales management and the accountability of their branches. Therefore, Real plans to hire up to 3,000 new employees in sales within the next five years.

The management will negotiate with the works' council about socially acceptable solutions, but did not exclude direct dismissals. Real currently employs 36,063 at 293 sites in Germany.