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

METRO GROUP launches first start-up programme worldwide for digital solutions in the hospitality and food business

10 February 2015

METRO GROUP is actively shaping the future of the trade industry and is increasingly opening up its sales lines both inwardly and outwardly to innovative ideas.

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Tags:  Cash & CarryInnovation

METRO GROUP divests wholesale activities in Greece

25 November 2014

METRO GROUP drives ahead with the earnings-oriented focus of its international cash & carry-activities. As communicated by the Düsseldorf-based retail group today, its Greek wholesale subsidiary MAKRO Cash & Carry is to be divested to the local retail group Sklavenitis.

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Tags:  Cash & CarryStrategy