METRO Cash & Carry India is a wholly–owned subsidiary of METRO Cash & Carry, a major sales division of the METRO GROUP. Headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, the METRO GROUP is one of the largest and most international retailing companies and generated sales of around € 63 billion in the financial year 2013/14.
METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 26 countries with over 750 self-service wholesale stores. With a headcount of about 117,000 employees worldwide, the wholesale company achieved sales of about € 31 billion in the financial year 2013/2014.
METRO Cash & Carry commenced operations in India in 2003 with the opening of its first wholesale distribution centre in India at Yeshwantpur, Bangalore. In India, METRO Cash & Carry currently has eighteen operational wholesale centres – four in Bengaluru, three in Hyderabad, two in Mumbai, and one each in Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada, Indore and Jaipur.
METRO Cash & Carry India offers close to 8,500 world-class products across a multitude of categories – such as fruits & vegetables, general grocery, dairy, frozen & bakery products, fish & meat, confectionery, detergents & cleaning supplies, health & beauty products, media & electronics, household goods and apparel – all under one roof, and at transparent, low wholesale prices. The bulk of our assortment is sourced locally and is tailor-made to meet the specific demands of the region.
METRO Cash & Carry India’s core customers include small retailers and kirana stores, hotels, restaurants and caterers (HoReCa), corporates, SMEs, all types of offices, companies and institutions, as well as self-employed professionals. Only business customers are allowed to purchase at METRO, all of them duly registered and provided with a customer registration card.
With considerable international expertise and a nuanced understanding of the Indian market honed over the past ten years, METRO Cash & Carry India is well-positioned to cater to the specific needs of all these customer segments.