METRO Cash & Carry - History

History

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Success of more than 40 years cbi:///cms/326804

1964
The first METRO Cash & Carry wholesale store opens in Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany.  cbi:///cms/326805
1968
The company signs a partnership with the Dutch Steenkolen Handelsvereeniging to take the first step abroad – opening the first store in the Netherlands under the brand MAKRO. cbi:///cms/326806
1970 -1972
METRO Cash & Carry starts self-service wholesale operations in Belgium, Great Britain, France, Austria, Denmark, Spain and Italy.  cbi:///cms/326807
1984
20 years after its founding, METRO Cash & Carry already operates more than 100 wholesale stores all over Europe. cbi:///cms/326808
1990 -1992
METRO Cash & Carry enters Turkey, Portugal and Greece.  cbi:///cms/326809
1994
METRO Cash & Carry is one of the first international trade groups to enter Eastern Europe. The wholesaler opens stores in Hungary and Poland.  cbi:///cms/326810
1996
With the first opening in Shanghai, METRO Cash & Carry completes market entry into China.  cbi:///cms/326811
1996 – 2000
METRO Cash & Carry expands fast in East Europe by entering Romania, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Slovakia.  cbi:///cms/326812
2001
METRO Cash & Carry starts business in two stores in Russia.  cbi:///cms/326813
2002 -2003
The company keeps an eye on the Asian markets: The first stores Japan, Vietnam and India are opened. cbi:///cms/326814
2003
Metro Cash & Carry enters Ukraine and India. cbi:///cms/326815
2004
The 40th anniversary sees the company operating over 500 wholesale stores in 27 countries. cbi:///cms/326816
2007 – 2010
METRO Cash & Carry keeps expansion with market entry into Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Egypt. cbi:///cms/326817
2009
METRO Cash & Carry renews its commitment to excellent customer services under the claim "Partner for Professionals". Innovative services like delivery starts being implemented in Germany and other countries. Its private label portfolio is further optimised and re-launched with six core brands to target respective customer groups. cbi:///cms/326818
2010
New store formats tailored to local customer demands and market conditions are developed and implemented in several countries such as city centre stores in Paris or Shanghai. cbi:///cms/326819
2011
METRO Cash & Carry celebrates the 700th store of its international network. E-Commerce is launched in a few countries. cbi:///cms/326820



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