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

Refugee aid fund

METRO GROUP sets up a one million euro fund for refugee aid

26 October 2015

The Düsseldorf-based METRO GROUP is setting up a one million euro fund for refugee aid. Employees from the group’s retail countries can apply for money from this fund to support local projects aimed at aiding refugees.

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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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Press Releases

Food service 2.0: digital services are in demand among restaurant owners and customers

17 November 2015

Fancy eating out? Why not use an app to reserve a table, select your meals and drinks from the digital menu and pay using your phone? This is what the future of the food service industry could look like if many consumers get their wish.

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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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Tags:  StrategyChinaCash & Carry