Metro’s Cash And Carry"From professionals for professionals,"
Metro AGType AktiengesellschaftTraded as FWB: MEOIndustry RetailFounded 1964; Metro AG formed in 1996Headquarters Düsseldorf, GermanyArea served Europe, Asia, AfricaKey people Eckhard Cordes (CEO and Chairman of the executive board), Jürgen Kluge (Chairman of the supervisory board), Olaf Koch(CFO)Services Supermarkets, hypermarkets, consumer electronics and appliance retail, department storesRevenue €67.26 billion (2010)Operating income €2.211 billion (2010)Profit €850 million (2010)Total assets €35.07 billion (end 2010)Total equity €6.460 billion (end 2010)
concept Mission Statement "METRO is a Cash & Carry self-service wholesaler for businesses and professionals. METRO provides quality products and business solutions at the lowest possible prices". in that its business concept is targeted towards professional customers rather than end consumers.
Metro operations internationally As of 2007, METRO Cash & Carry has operations in the 29 countries. The group includes: • METRO / Makro Cash & Carry, the worlds market leader in cash and carry • Real Hypermarkets and Extra supermarkets • Media Market and Satum, Europe’s leader in consumer electronic retailing • Galeria Kaufhof, the system leader in the department store business.
10 Advantages Here are the Top 10 reasons to partner with METRO 1. Best Prices 2. Its your Warehouse 3. Everything under One roof 4. Extended business hours 5. Quality guaranteed 6. Free parking 7. After sales Service 8. Offers at your fingertips 9. Clear and easy invoice 10. Great value for money
Something about cash and carry in metro 1. Is there a fee to become a METRO Customer? 2. What is the price benefit at METRO? 3. How is Quality ensured at METRO? 4. Can I get all my supplies at METRO? 5. Does METRO provide delivery solutions? 6. What are the payment options at METRO? 7. What guarantee does METRO offer?
Exclusive at METRO METRO Cash & Carry has its own brands spread across several categories of food & non food items. These are very popular across the globe. In India currently the brands that are available are: 1) 3) 2) 4)
Metro in India METRO Cash & Carry started operations in India in 2003 with two Distribution Centres in Bangalore. Currently there are 6 wholesale centers in operation, two in Bangalore and two in Hyderabad], of which one was opened on 30 November 2006. The Mumbai store was opened in 2008 at Bhandup. and the Kolkata store located at Kalikapur, EM Bypass in 2008.
PROBLEMS FACING IN INDIAIt cannot directly purchase fruits and vegetables from farmers in most states. customers enjoy a very strong relationship with their existing supplier base. Despite being assured pricing advantages, they are often reluctant to shift from existing suppliers because they may be old friends or relations.
Competitors French retail giant Carrefour today said it will start wholesale cash-and-carry business in India within next 2-3 months with the opening of its first store in Delhi. (2010) Sears, yet another American retail chain, has shown interest in starting operations in India.(2008) Reliance Retail will foray into the cash and carry market with "Reliance Market" in Ahmadabad. (2011) : UKs Tesco, the worlds third-largest retailer, is close to concluding its supply-chain integration with Tata-controlled Trents hypermarket, Star Bazaar. Bharti Enterprises and US-based Walmart, on Wednesday opened its third wholesale store in
Conclusion "As worldwide No. 1 in self-serve wholesale, we systematically address the needs of our customers. In keeping with our motto "From professionals for professionals," we offer an extensive range of high-quality food and nonfood products at competitive prices. With efficient logistics and a business concept that can be adapted flexibly to the requirements of diverse markets and locations, we are actively setting the stage for sustainable growth."-Thomas M. Hübner, CEO METRO Cash & Carry