Interviews with witnesses to history

The five decades during which METRO Cash & Carry have been in business are closely tied to the personal experiences of our long-time employees and partners. Some of them have discussed the company’s history in fascinating interviews – from the first days of the cash & carry business to the company’s entry into the growth markets of Asia and Eastern Europe.

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Portrait of Ewin Trinkl

"No one's assortment was as broad as ours"

Interview with Erwin Trinkl, Representative of METRO AG in Russia, about the market entry of METRO Cash & Carry in Russia.

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Portrait of Gerd Becker

"The better results are what count in the end"

Interview with Gerd Becker, the former General Manager of METRO GROUP, about the expansion of METRO Cash & Carry in Asia.

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"Top secret"

Interview with Harald Sachs, who played the role of tax consultant as the merger of METRO Cash & Carry, Kaufhof, Asko and Deutsche SB-Kauf was planned and carried out.

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Portrait of Juergen Maas

"Learning sooner about which products are emerging in markets"

Interview with Jürgen J. Maas, the retired Chief Procurement and Merchandising Officer of METRO Cash & Carry International, about international purchasing.

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Portrait of Lovro Manac

"Box pushers in the department store"

Interview with Lovro Mandac, Chairman of the Management Board at Galeria, about the relationship between METRO and Galeria Kaufhof.

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Portrait of Silvester Macho

"The merchandise management system is the backbone of a retail company"

Interview with Silvester Macho, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of METRO GROUP, about the merchandise management system of METRO Cash & Carry.

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Portrait of Theo de Raad

"Dare to experiment more"

Interview with Theo de Raad, Member of the Supervisory Board of METRO GROUP, about the longstanding partnership between Makro and METRO.

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Portrait of Friedrich Neukirch

Seeing and seizing opportunities

An interview with the METRO witness to history Friedrich Neukirch,CEO of the Klosterfrau Healthcare Group.

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Portrait of Emil Underberg

A man of his word

Interview with Emil Underberg, producer of the legendary herbal digestive, about the relationship with METRO Cash & Carry in the 1960ies.

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