METRO International Own Business Study 2019/2020

METRO’s clear purpose is to support own businesses in every possible way. To gain further insights into the experiences of business owners and how the public views independent businesses, METRO has commissioned the Own Business Study, a representative study encompassing 10,000 respondents across ten countries. 2019 marks the third year METRO has conducted the study.

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Map of METRO countries taking part in the Own Business Study 2019/20
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About us

METRO Wholesale thinks ahead – and leads the way. We have unique food expertise, outstanding insights into global markets and decades of experience. Our aim is clear: we want to offer the best products, services and technologies for our customers.

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We’re passionate about helping around 24 million customers with 24 million different sets of challenges, ambitions and dreams. We are trusted relationship builders who understand and anticipate our customers’ needs.

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Our sustainability vision defines what we aim for, namely to offer excellent quality of life to our customers, our employees and anyone who works for us, while protecting the environment and the society we live in.

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