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 27 countries around the world.

The World of METRO Cash & Carry


More than 750 stores in 27 countries

More than 750 stores in 27 countries

Serving more than 21 million customers locally.

Inside METRO Cash & Carry

Left to right: Hans-Jürgen Matern (METRO), Jens Kungl (METRO), Eulogist Prof. Dr Jörg Becker, Jörg Pretzel (GS1 Germany)

EHI Retail Institute rewards METRO GROUP for traceability solution

25 February 2015

Restaurant owners, caterers and traders often have to face questions about the origin of meat and fish. METRO GROUP helps to find the answers.

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Tags:  Cash & CarryAwardsResponsibility


METRO partners with Bocuse d’Or 2015 to award master chefs

29 January 2015

After two days of intense and exciting cooking competition with international elite chefs, Orjan Johannessen from Norway was able to secure the first place of Bocuse d’Or 2015 final on 28th of January 2015.

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Tags:  Cash & CarryCooking ContestSponsoring

Press Releases

Techstars METRO Accelerator kicks off application phase

27 April 2015

METRO and Techstars have officially launched the new Techstars METRO Accelerator: Starting immediately, the two partners are seeking start-up teams who support the digitisation of the gastronomy, hotel, catering and food industries with their technological applications.

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Tags:  InnovationCash & Carry

METRO GROUP takes a share in an online job matching service for restaurants, hotels and caterers

27 April 2015

METRO GROUP is expanding its commitment to the start-up sector, taking a share in the American online professional networking site Culinary Agents.

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Tags:  Cash & CarryInnovationCustomer