METRO Cash & Carry

With more than 750 wholesale stores in 25 countries, METRO Cash & Carry is a leading international player in wholesale trade and is the largest sales division in terms of revenues within METRO GROUP. The distinctive concept is oriented towards helping professional customers to successfully run their own businesses. The wholesale company, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, champions the passion, ambition, creativity and flexibility of independent business.
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In figures

Metro Cash & Carry
Locations 2
Number of countries 2
Sales 1 €29 bn
EBIT before special items 1 €1,043 m
Headcount (full-time equivalents) 1 107,433
Products, food assortment
about 20,000
Products, non-food assortment 
about 30,000

1 Status 30/09/2016

2 Status 31/03/2017

The company

Fish Seller
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Customer focus

The customer is the central focus of all products and services provided by METRO Cash & Carry. The company views itself as an equal partner with its customers. As such, it is not just a vendor. Rather, it has a deep understanding of the business and the specific challenges faced by professional customers and helps increase their competitiveness. In this way, METRO Cash & Carry ensures the long-term success of its customers.

For its customer groups, METRO Cash & Carry offers customised assortments and services at an excellent value for money. This offer is complemented by specific solutions such as retail concepts and professional consulting services to optimally support professional customers in their respective businesses and make these more successful.

As of 2014, METRO Cash & Carry has renewed its clear commitment to the independent entrepreneurs as the wholesale company exhibits its deep understanding of their needs and positions itself as the partner of choice for independent small and medium-sized entrepreneurs.

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International presence

Female Indian Employee

International expansion is an essential element of the corporate strategy. Since the early ‘90s, METRO Cash & Carry has grown from a Western Europe-based wholesale concept to a leading international player in self-service wholesale. Especially in emerging markets METRO Cash & Carry benefits from the vibrant economic growth but also strives to promote local purchasing power and consumer demand.

The international expansion of METRO Cash & Carry is focused on the dynamic growth markets in Asia and Eastern Europe. The company is currently present in countries with a combined population of over three billion – almost half of the world’s total.

Social responsibility

In every country it operates, METRO Cash & Carry stays true to its social responsibility and is widely engaged in the local community development as a reliable employer, a dedicated player in the trade infrastructure upgrade and an expert supplier of a broad range of products for its customers. As a responsible corporate citizen, METRO Cash & Carry aims to make a sustained contribution to the society as well as the environment within its business activities to help secure long-term sustainable growth. 

In a number of emerging markets, METRO Cash & Carry is a pioneer in the development of modern trade and supply chain infrastructures and a dedicated contributor to the improvement of food security and quality standards. 

The company’s local sourcing policy effectively demonstrates its strong commitment to the economy and trade infrastructure: up to 90 percent of the products at its stores are sourced from domestic producers and suppliers. Close cooperation with regional producers and suppliers builds up trust and increases the level of acceptance that METRO Cash & Carry enjoys in each of its locations.
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Chinese Employee advising Customer

METRO Cash & Carry

The METRO Cash & Carry International represents the holding company for all METRO and MAKRO Cash & Carry stores. Find out about our business, our passion and our history visiting our corporate website.

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