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Metro CEO Sees Fun Starting After Limp Years for Retailer

  • Olaf Koch on lookout for acquisitions as he starts fifth year
  • German retailer reports Christmas season sales on Tuesday
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After two years of stagnating profit and a thwarted initial public offering of its Russian unit, Metro AG Chief Executive Officer Olaf Koch says life is about to get better for Germany’s biggest retailer.

Soon to start his fifth year at the helm, Koch is eager to reap the benefits of actions that have included the sale of its iconic department-store chain, startup investments and an e-commerce push. He’s also on the lookout for acquisitions.