METRO Cash & Carry celebrates its 50th birthday with its employees, clients and suppliers all over the world. METRO Cash & Carry renews it commitment of being “Champion for Independent Business”.
The company opens 750th store in Chongqing, China. With annual sales of more than €2 billion, the delivery service is one of our most successful sales concepts.
With annual sales of €31.6 billion and 743 locations in 29 countries, METRO Cash & Carry is the leading international player in wholesale. The expansion in China is being accelerated with 12 new openings in one year, a record for the wholesale company.
METRO Cash & Carry celebrates the opening of its 700th store, located in Istanbul. The company starts selling selected product ranges online in some countries. Trader franchise programme for small independent grocery shops kicks off in Poland under the brand “ODIDO”.
An innovative store format is added: city centre stores in Paris catering solely to Horeca customers. The concept is later rolled out to Rome and Madrid.
The company starts broadening its service portfolio, piloting a delivery service in Germany which is now available in 29 countries. It also launches a new own brand concept including six own brands focusing on key target groups. The company enters Kazakhstan.
METRO Cash & Carry opens the first store in Pakistan in Lahore. The company’s new opening in Aalborg, Denmark, sets new standards for environment protection and energy saving with extensive technological innovation.
METRO Cash & Carry enters Serbia.
The 40th anniversary sees the company operating over 500 wholesale stores in 27 countries.
METRO Cash & Carry enters Ukraine and India.
The company keeps an eye on the Asian markets: The first stores in Japan and Vietnam open.
METRO Cash & Carry starts trading with two stores in Russia. The country is one of the most promising Eastern European markets. By that time, the wholesale group already operates 15 stores in China.
The Slovakian market is added to the company’s country network.