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METRO Cash & Carry is the international leader in self-service wholesale operating across Europe and in some countries of Asia and Northern Africa. It is the largest sales division of the German trade and retail giant METRO AG. METRO AG Logo METRO AG is a diversified retail and wholesale/cash and carry group based in Germany. ...


METRO Cash & Carry is different from large retail chains such as Billa and Carrefour in that its stores are primarily targeted towards professional customers rather than end consumers. The cash-and-carry concept is based around self-service and bulk buying. To be able to shop at METRO customers need to be duly registered and be issued a card which shows that they are eligible to buy at METRO Cash & Carry. METRO Cash & Carry's customers include retailers, hotels, restaurants, caterers and other business professionals. Billa is a European supermarket chain operating in numerous countries and originating in Austria. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cash and carry wholesale represents a type of operation within the wholesale sector. ...

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International operations

As of 2007, METRO Cash & Carry has operations in the 29 countries listed below. 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Country First hypermarket Number of hypermarkets
Germany 1964 120
France 1971 86
Italy 1972 47
Spain1 1972 34
China 1996 34
United Kingdom1 1971 33
Russia 2001 31
Poland1 1994 25
Romania 1996 23
Netherlands1 1968 16
Ukraine 2003 16
Hungary 1994 13
Austria 1971 12
Czech Republic1 1997 12
Portugal1 1990 10
Turkey 1990 10
Belgium1 1970 9
Bulgaria 1999 8
Morroco 1991 7
Greece1 1992 7
Vietnam 2002 7
Denmark 1971 6
Serbia 2001 6
Croatia 2001 6
Slovakia 2000 5
India 2003 5
Japan 2002 3
Moldova 2004 3
Pakistan 2006 1

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Bulgaria

The first two METRO Cash and Carry hypermarkets in Bulgaria opened in Sofia and Plovdiv on 18 March 1999. As of 2006 the company operates eight stores in seven cities: Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: , Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Plovdiv (Bulgarian: ) is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia, with a population of 341,873([1]). It is the administrative centre of Plovdiv Province in southern Bulgaria, as well as the largest and most important city of the historical region of Upper (or Northern) Thrace, famous for its... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

A number of other stores are planned. Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: , Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Plovdiv (Bulgarian: ) is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia, with a population of 341,873([1]). It is the administrative centre of Plovdiv Province in southern Bulgaria, as well as the largest and most important city of the historical region of Upper (or Northern) Thrace, famous for its... Dohodno Zdanie is a theatre building which is considered a symbol of the city Rousse (also transliterated as Ruse or Russe; Bulgarian: ; formerly also Rustchuk) is the fifth-largest city in Bulgaria, with a population of 176,115. ... Position of Varna in Bulgaria Coordinates: , Country Bulgaria Province Varna Province Government  - Mayor Kiril Yordanov Area  - City 205 km²  (79. ... Stara Zagora (Bulgarian: ) is a city in the cental part of Southern Bulgaria, and represents an important economic center. ... Burgas (Bulgarian: , sometimes transliterated as Bourgas) is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast with population 205,821. ... The centre of the town Houses in Varosha, the old quarter of Blagoevgrad Blagoevgrad (Bulgarian: Благоевград, formerly Горна Джумая, Gorna Dzhumaya) is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, situated in Blagoevgrad Province, with a population of about 76,000. ...


India

The first METRO Cash & Carry wholesale center in India opened in Bangalore in 2003. Currently there are 3 wholesale centers in operation, two in Bangalore [1] and one in Hyderabad [2]which was opened on 30th November 2006. Plans for Mumbai [3] and Calcutta [4] are underway. , Bangalore (BengalÅ«ru) (Kannada: ; pronunciation: in Kannada and in English) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. ... , Bangalore (BengalÅ«ru) (Kannada: ; pronunciation: in Kannada and in English) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. ... Hyderabad   or Haydarābād // ( Urdu:حیدر آباد), (Telugu:హైదరాబాదు) is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ...


Pakistan

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Board of Directors, METRO Cash & Carry Pakistan

METRO Cash & Carry announced its operations in Pakistan in January 2006 with the first wholesale center scheduled to open in October 2007 in Lahore with an investment of €15 million. The company plans to open wholesale centers in all major cities of the country in the medium term. These cities include Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Hyderabad. Lahore (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the province of Punjab, and is the second most densely populated city in Pakistan. ...


The Board of Directors include:
Mr. Giovanni Soranzo - Managing Director/Director Procurement & Merchandising Director, Non-Food
Mr. Geoffery Griffiths - Director Administration
Mr. Rein Vervoort - Director Operations
Mr. Atila Yenisen - Director Procurement & Merchandising Director, Food
The company employs a further 120 local employees at its head office in Lahore.


The first METRO Cash & Carry Pakistan wholesale center will open on Multan Road, Lahore near Thokar Niaz Beg (WikiMapia). The groundbreaking ceremony for the location took place on April 4th 2007 in presence of the Chief Minister of the Punjab, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Lahore City District Nazim, Mian Amer Mahmood.


Poland

The first Makro Cash and Carry shop was opened in Warsaw, Sosnowiec and Łódź in 1994. Now the copmany has 25 stores in: Motto: Contemnit procellas (It defies the storms) Semper invicta (Always invincible) Coordinates: , Country  Poland Voivodeship Masovia Powiat city county Gmina Warszawa Districts 18 boroughs City Rights turn of the 13th century Government  - Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (PO) Area  - City 516. ... Sielecki Castle Sosnowiec (pronounced: [sÉ”s:nÉ”vȋεʦ]) is a city located in the south of Poland, in a tributary of the Wisla (Vistula) river. ... Motto: Ex navicula navis (From a boat, a ship) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Łódź Powiat city county Gmina Łódź City Rights 1423 Government  - Mayor Jerzy Kropiwnicki Area  - City 293. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...

Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Podlachian Powiat city county Gmina BiaÅ‚ystok Established 14th century City Rights 1692 Government  - Mayor Tadeusz Truskolaski Area  - City 102 km²  (39. ... Bielsko-BiaÅ‚a (pronounce: [[Media:Bielsko-Biala. ... Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian Powiat city county Gmina Bydgoszcz Established before 1238 City Rights 1346/1349 Government  - Mayor Konstanty Dombrowicz Area  - City 174. ... CzÄ™stochowa ( , German: ) is a city in south Poland on the Warta River with 248,894 inhabitants (2004). ... Map of the Tricity area Tricity (also called Treble City, in Polish Trójmiasto) is the city area consisting of the three Polish district GdaÅ„sk, Gdynia and Sopot. ... Kalisz (pronounce: [kaliʃ]) is a city in central Poland with 109,800 inhabitants (1995). ... Panorama of Katowice at night Katowice (pronunciation: [] (Czech: Katovice, German: Kattowitz) is an important city of the historical region of Upper Silesia in southern Poland on the KÅ‚odnica and Rawa rivers. ... Map of the centre of Kielce Monastery Exbud headquarters-symbol of todays Kielce City The monument to commemorate of tragedy in New York 11 September 2001 Bishops Palace Building of Stefan Å»eromski Theatre The new stadium in Kielce Bus Station in Kielce of characterisic shape of alien saucer Kielce... Motto: Ex navicula navis (From a boat, a ship) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lesser Poland Powiat city county Gmina Kraków City Rights June 5th, 1257 Government  - Mayor Jacek Majchrowski Area  - City 326. ... Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lublin Powiat city county Gmina Lublin Established before 12th century City Rights 1317 Government  - Mayor Adam Wasilewski Area  - City 147. ... Motto: Ex navicula navis (From a boat, a ship) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Łódź Powiat city county Gmina Łódź City Rights 1423 Government  - Mayor Jerzy Kropiwnicki Area  - City 293. ... Olsztyn ( ; German: ; Old Prussian: Alnāsteini) is a city in northeast Poland, on the Łyna river. ... Opole ( ; German: ) is a city in southern Poland on the Oder River (Odra). ... PoznaÅ„ ( ; full official name: The Capital City of PoznaÅ„, Polish: StoÅ‚eczne Miasto PoznaÅ„ (Latin: , German: , Yiddish: פּױזן Poyzn) is a city in west-central Poland with over 578,900 inhabitants (2002). ... Rybnik (pronounced: [ribnik]) is a city in southern Poland, in the Silesian Voivodship, close to the border with the Czech Republic, about 290 km south of the Polish capital Warsaw (Warszawa) and about 100 km west of Kraków, on the southern outskirts of the Upper Silesian industrial and metropolitan... Rzeszów ( ) is a city in south-eastern Poland with a population of 164,000 (2005), granted a town charter in 1354, the capital of the Subcarpathian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously of Rzeszów Voivodeship (1945-1998). ... Sielecki Castle Sosnowiec (pronounced: [sÉ”s:nÉ”vȋεʦ]) is a city located in the south of Poland, in a tributary of the Wisla (Vistula) river. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: Contemnit procellas (It defies the storms) Semper invicta (Always invincible) Coordinates: , Country  Poland Voivodeship Masovia Powiat city county Gmina Warszawa Districts 18 boroughs City Rights turn of the 13th century Government  - Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (PO) Area  - City 516. ... Motto: Miasto spotkaÅ„ (the meeting place) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lower Silesian Powiat city county Gmina WrocÅ‚aw Established 10th century City Rights 1262 Government  - Mayor RafaÅ‚ Dutkiewicz Area  - City 292. ... Zabrze (pronounced: [zabʒε]; German: , from 1915-1945 Hindenburg) is a city in southern Poland with 194,041 inhabitants (2004). ... Motto: Miasto przyszÅ‚oÅ›ci City of future Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lubusz Powiat city county Gmina Zielona Góra Estabilished 13th century City Rights 1323 Government  - Mayor Janusz Kubicki Area  - City 58. ...

Romania

METRO Cash and Carry was one of the first international food and non-food retail chains to enter the Romanian market, opening its first store in Bucharest, near Henri Coandă International Airport. Henri Coandă International Airport (Romanian: Aeroportul InternaÅ£ional Henri Coandă) (IATA: OTP, ICAO: LROP) is the largest airport in Romania, as well as one of two airports serving Bucharest (The other airport is Băneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport). ...


As of 2007, it operates 23 stores in major cities across the country and is one of the most well-known chains. Metro has stores in the following cities:

The supermarket in Oradea is one of the most successful of the branches and has been especially popular with Hungarians, who are crossing the border to buy products from the hypermarket since prices are significantly cheaper in Romania than in Hungary. This phenomenon has mainly started since Hungary joined the European Union, an occurrence which has increased prices in Hungary. Arad may refer to: the following places in the Transylvania Arad, Romania, the main city of Arad County. ... Nickname: Motto: Patria si Dreptul Meu (My Country and My Right) Location of Bucharest within Romania (in red) Coordinates: , Country Romania County Municipality of Bucharest Founded 1459 (first mentioned) Government  - Mayor Adriean Videanu Area  - City 228 km²  (88 sq mi)  - Metro 238 km² (91. ... County Bacău County Status County capital Mayor Romeo Stavarache, National Liberal Party, since 2004 Area 41 km² Population (2002) 175,500 181,144 - National Institute of statistics, July 1, 2004 Density 5133 inh/km² Geographical coordinates Web site http://www. ... County MaramureÅŸ County Status County capital Mayor Cristian Anghel, National Liberal Party, since 2000 Area 233. ... County BraÅŸov County Status County capital Mayor George Scripcaru, Democratic Party, since 2004 Area 267. ... Map of Romania showing Cluj_Napoca Cluj_Napoca (Hungarian: Kolozsvár, German: Klausenburg, Latin: Claudiopolis), the seat of Cluj county, is one of the most important academic, cultural and industrial centers in Romania. ... County ConstanÅ£a Mayor Radu Åžtefan Mazăre Area 124. ... County Dolj County Status County capital Mayor Antonie Solomon, Democratic Party, since 2004 Area 81. ... County GalaÅ£i County Status County capital Mayor Dumitru Nicolae, Social Democratic Party, since 2000 Area 246. ... County Status Municipality Mayor Gheorghe Nichita, Social Democratic Party, since 2003 Area 93. ... County Bihor County Status County capital Mayor Petru Filip, Democratic Party, since 2000 Area 111. ... County ArgeÅŸ County Status County capital Mayor Tudor Pendiuc, Social Democratic Party, since 1992 Population (2002) 168,458 171,498 - National Institute of statistics, July 1, 2004 Geographical coordinates Web site http://www. ... County Prahova County Status County seat Mayor Emil Calotă, Social Democratic Party, since 2000 Area 58. ... County Status County capital Mayor Klaus Johannis, from the Democratic Forum of Germans of Romania, since 2000 Area 121. ... County Suceava County Status County capital Mayor Ion Lungu, National Liberal Party, since 2004 Area 52 km² Population (2002) 105,865 (2002 census) 107,513 (as of July 1, 2004)[1] Density 2,032 inh/km² Geographical coordinates Web site http://www. ... County MureÅŸ County Status County capital Mayor Dorin Florea, Democratic Party, since 2000 Population (2002) 149,577 Geographical coordinates Web site http://www. ... County Status County Capital Mayor Gheorghe Ciuhandu, Christian-Democratic Peoples Party, since 1996 Area 129. ...


Serbia

The first Metro Cash and Carry store in Serbia opened in Belgrade in 2005. As of 2006 the company operates five stores in four cities: Location of Belgrade within Serbia Coordinates: Country Serbia District City of Belgrade Municipalities 17 Government  - Mayor Nenad Bogdanović (DS) (since 2004)  - Ruling parties DS/DSS/G17+ Area  - City 3,222. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Belgrade stores are located in Zemun and Krnjača. Location of Belgrade within Serbia Coordinates: Country Serbia District City of Belgrade Municipalities 17 Government  - Mayor Nenad Bogdanović (DS) (since 2004)  - Ruling parties DS/DSS/G17+ Area  - City 3,222. ... Location of Kragujevac within Serbia Coordinates: Country Serbia District Å umadija Municipalities 5 Founded 1476 Government  - Mayor Veroljub Stevanović (SDPO)  - Ruling parties SDPO Area  - City 835 km²  (322. ... NiÅ¡ or Nish (Serbian: Ниш / NiÅ¡,  , Latin: Naissus, Greek: Ναισσός Naissos) is a city in Serbia situated at 43. ... Nickname: Motto: Grad po meri graÄ‘ana City of its citizens needs Location of Novi Sad within Serbia Coordinates: , Country  Serbia Province Vojvodina District South Bačka Municipalities 2 Founded 1694 City status February 1, 1748 Government  - Mayor Maja Gojković (SRS)  - Ruling parties SRS, SPS and DSS Area  - City 699... Location in Serbia General Information Mayor or municipality president Gordana Pop-Lazić Land area 153,56km² Population (2002 census) 145,751 (152,950 municipality) Population density (2002) 996 per km² Coordinates [1] Area code +381 11 Subdivisions 4 settlements in the municipality License plate code BG Time zone UTC+1... Krnjača (Serbian Cyrillic: Крњача) is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. ...


Ukraine

Location Map of Ukraine with Dnipropetrovsk highlighted. ... Map of Ukraine with Donetsk highlighted. ... Map of Ukraine with Kharkiv highlighted. ... Kryvyi Rih (Ukrainian: Кривий Ріг; Russian: Кривой Рог, Krivoy Rog) is a city in Ukraine, with population 632,100 (2004). ... Kiev (Київ, Kyiv, in Ukrainian; Киев, Kiev, in Russian) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper river. ... Lviv coat of arms Motto: Semper fidelis Municipal government City council (Львівська міська рада) Mayor City chairman Lyubomyr Bunyak Area 171,01 km² Population    total 2000    density 808,900 4786/km² Founded city rights... Odessa or Odesa (Ukrainian Одеса, Russian Одесса, Turkish Hacıbey) is a Ukrainian portcity on the Black Sea and the center of countrys Odeska oblast. Population 1,012,500 (2004). ... Location Map of Ukraine with Poltava highlighted. ...

See also

METRO AG, Makro, Real METRO AG Logo METRO AG is a diversified retail and wholesale/cash and carry group based in Germany. ... A typical Makro warehouse in the UK Makro is a chain of self-service wholesale stores, so called cash and carrys. ... METRO AG Logo METRO AG is a diversified retail and wholesale/cash and carry group based in Germany. ...


External links

  • Metro International
  • Metro Group

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Metro Cash and Carry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (387 words)
Metro Cash and Carry is a wholesale hypermarket chain operating across Europe.
Metro Cash and Carry is different to other large retail chains such as Billa and Carrefour in that its stores are primarily destined to wholesale customers, not retail.
Metro Cash and Carry was one of the first international supermarket/hypermarket chains to make an entry into the Romanian market, opening its first store in Bucharest, near Henri Coandă International Airport.
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The stir that the German distribution major, Metro Group, has caused by opening its first cash and carry distribution centre in Bangalore, indicates that it has the potential to initiate radical change in India's trade and distribution structures.
Metro's cash and carry business is not retailing; it does not sell to the end-of-the-line consumer.
Metro's business model is built around the fact that it sells for cash and buys through its efficient procurement chain, allowing it to charge very low mark-ups.
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