METRO Cash & Carry commenced operations in India in 2003 with the opening of its first wholesale distribution centre in India at Yeshwantpur, Bangalore. In India, METRO Cash & Carry currently has twenty-three operational wholesale centres – six in Bangalore, three in Hyderabad, two each in Mumbai and Delhi, and one each in Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Lucknow, Vijayawada, Indore, Jaipur and Surat.
METRO Cash & Carry India’s core customers include small retailers and kirana stores, hotels, restaurants and caterers (HoReCa), corporates, SMEs, all types of offices, companies and institutions, as well as self-employed professionals. Only business customers are allowed to purchase at METRO, all of them duly registered and provided with a customer registration card. With considerable international expertise and a nuanced understanding of the Indian market honed over the past ten years, METRO Cash & Carry India is well positioned to cater to the specific needs of all these customer segments.
METRO Cash & Carry India offers close to 7,000 world-class products across a multitude of categories - such as fruits & vegetables, general grocery, dairy, frozen & bakery products, fish & meat, confectionery, detergents & cleaning supplies, health & beauty products, media & electronics, household goods and apparel - all under one roof, and at transparent, low wholesale prices. This helps us improve our customers’ offerings, while providing them with a reliable supply source. Analyzing the local requirements, a large percentage of the goods are sourced locally and are tailor-made to meet the specific demands of the region.