For the independent. And the versatile.

At METRO Cash & Carry, we take our inspiration from the entrepreneurial spirit and the limitless energy of independent businesspeople. From the very beginning, the stores of METRO and MAKRO Cash & Carry have focused on creating a tight bond between their local staff and the most important aspect of their business operations: our 21 million customers in 26 countries around the world.

The World of METRO Cash & Carry


More than 750 stores in 26 countries

More than 750 stores in 26 countries

Serving more than 21 million customers locally.

Inside METRO Cash & Carry

Roof METRO Cash & Carry Store Düsseldorf

METRO GROUP is the industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

16 September 2015

METRO GROUP reached the top position as best company in the retail sector in the leading international Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For the first time in the company’s history the Düsseldorf-based retail group was nominated “industry leader” in the category Food & Staples Retailing.

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Applicants from around the globe

Techstars METRO Accelerator: several hundred applications from start-up teams from around the globe

27 August 2015

Hundreds of founding teams of various tech start-ups from the hospitality and food industry have applied for participation in the Techstars METRO Accelerator (TMA) program in recent months. When looking at the numbers one thing is obvious: The TMA is popular around the globe.

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Press Releases

METRO GROUP acquires leading Asian food service distribution player Classic Fine Foods

6 August 2015

The Düsseldorf-based retailing company METRO GROUP has acquired the Classic Fine Foods Group (CFF) from private equity firm EQT. CFF is a leading premium food service distribution (FSD) player headquartered in Singapore, serving high-end hotels and restaurants in Asian mega cities and Middle East.

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METRO Cash & Carry gives country divisions more entrepreneurial freedom

7 May 2015

METRO Cash & Carry will grant its 26 national subsidiaries more entrepreneurial freedom in the future and has adapted its organisational structure for this purpose.

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