If the plan works and the authorities make a quick decision, the first 20 stores are to be gradually converted in October. The reason for the pace is the high-turnover Christmas business, which Kaufland would like to take away. The company does not confirm such speculations.
Nevertheless, CHIP already has specific information. According to an insider, the following Real branches are apparently affected:
Edeka is also hoping for a quick conclusion. Some Edeka merchants had already carried out market analyzes before submitting their wish lists and had also considered the location of Real and Edeka. Again, there could be a quick decision.
Rewe is also interested in almost 20 Real stores, but would rather move in as a tenant. Some branches are to be closed, a small part is to be converted in such a way that mini malls are created and Aldi, Rossmann and other shops can move in.
The SCP Group wants to continue with some branches under the name Real. Operationally, the previous Real GmbH is to manage the business. According to rumors, the new owner is planning to open almost 50 Real stores across Germany. The company does not want to comment on, confirm or deny the number.