Metro removes Kellogg's products

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY: The Metro Group has taken Kellogg's products off its shelves in Germany after the cereal company attempted to pass on higher commodity costs through price hikes. A Metro spokesman told the price increases were "absolutely not justified". "The Metro Group has negotiated with Kellogg's for several months," he said. " An agreement could not be reached and so, after the failure of the negotiations, we have not purchased Kellogg's products since 1 October." Metro Group operates 2,400 outlets in 30 countries under the brands Metro/Makro Cash & Carry, Real hypermarkets and Extra supermarkets.