Metro Group-owned hypermarket Real has opened its first hypermarket close to the eastern Ukrainian port of Odessa, completing its entry into the Ukrainian market.

“Entering the Ukrainian market is a further step in the continuing internationalisation of our company,” said Real chief operating officer Didier Fleury at the opening ceremony in Odessa.

“Since Real began its internationalisation in Poland back in 1997, further Real markets have opened in Turkey, Russia and Romania.”