Metro AG is a Germany-based holding company and international retailing company. It operates numerous outlets in various countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. The Company operates a portfolio of sales brands, which offers a range of services for private and commercial customers. The portfolio comprises Metro Cash & Carry brand, which is active in the self-service wholesale industry, Real hypermarkets brand, which operates the Real stores across Europe offering both food and non-food products; Media Markt brand, which is active on the European market in the consumer electronics retailing industry; Saturn brand, which operates consumer electronics stores, and Galeria Kaufhof brand, under which the Company operates department stores in Germany and Belgium. The Company is also engaged in the real estate operations (Metro Properties), logistics (Metro Logistics), Information Technology (Metro Systems) and advertising services.