We view digitisation as a unique opportunity. Like us, independent entrepreneurs in the food and hospitality sector can profit from the new possibilities for approaching customers and gaining their loyalty, and from solutions for greater efficiency in daily operations. We therefore aim, on the one hand, to make digital innovations usable for METRO. On the other, we advance the transformation of the food and hospitality sector with digital solutions. To do so, we cooperate with, among others, external partners such as start-ups. As a platform, we give them access to an attractive market which they could open up independently only with considerable effort. In the medium term, we expect that the newly developed digital offerings will contribute to further setting METRO apart from our competitors, thus further strengthening our customers' loyalty and helping us achieve our growth targets.