Industry: retail trade
Network of Real hypermarkets was established in 1992 and is part of the German Metro Group AG (apart from Real chain, Metro Group unites a number of other trading networks). By 2013, Real network was represented in Europe by more than 430 hypermarkets, 350 of which are located in Germany, while the rest is located in Poland, Romania, Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine.
The first Real hypermarket was opened in Ukraine in October 2009 at Riviera shopping mall of Odesa. Shopping space of the store amounted to 8,500 square metres.
At the end of 2012, in the framework of global transaction, the business of Real network in Poland, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine was sold to the French group of companies Auchan. In early 2013, both Real hypermarkets in Ukraine (Odesa and Kyiv) were substituted by Auchan stores.