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 25 countries around the world.

The World of METRO Cash & Carry

METRO Accelerator powered by techstars starts in Autumn 2016

METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars

METRO is teaming up with start-up incubator Techstars for the second edition of the world’s first accelerator for digital food and hotel industry solutions in Autumn 2016.

Visit the METRO Accelerator homepage


750 stores in 25 countries

750 stores in 25 countries

Serving more than 21 million customers locally.

Inside METRO Cash & Carry

The restaurant of the future

The Restaurant of the Future - a student project of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

4 July 2016

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne students present the ideal vision of the Restaurant of the future to METRO senior executives, with key findings to support the implementation of technology within restaurants, aiming to improve customer satisfaction, process efficiency and business development.

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The Daily Catch - A new old packaging idea.

METRO Cash & Carry wins a Silver Lion at Cannes Festival 2016

4 July 2016

METRO Cash & Carry has won a Silver Lion in the category "Direct" for the campaign "The Daily Catch" competing with 3,096 other campaigns. In total more than 43,000 campaigns for 18 award categories have been handed in from all over the world.

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Press Releases

METRO and UN World Food Programme join forces to fight global hunger

11 July 2016

METRO Cash & Carry has entered into a global partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations agency mandated to combat hunger around the world.

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METRO GROUP acquires French food service distribution specialist for professional customers Pro à Pro

8 July 2016

Pro à Pro is one of the most important food service distribution (FSD) providers in France offering direct food delivery services to different customer groups including the hotel, restaurant and catering (HoReCa) sector.

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Tags:  Cash & CarryCustomerStrategy