METRO Cash & Carry brings a new international wholesale experience to Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur, May 2, 2012: METRO Cash & Carry, the global leader in self-service business-to-business wholesale, today announced its entry into Rajasthan with the launch of its first wholesale distribution centre in the state, at Vishwakarma Industrial Area in Jaipur from May 3, 2012.

The Jaipur wholesale centre will cater to a wide customer base which includes small and large kiranas, hotels, restaurant and caterers as well as entrepreneurs, small businesses, companies and offices. At METRO, customers can expect to find everything to meet their requirements including fresh and dry groceries, electronics, apparels, household, furnishings, white goods and branded items under one roof, attractively priced at low wholesale rates.

Speaking at the press conference, Mr. Rajeev Bakshi, Managing Director, METRO Cash & Carry India, said, “Being a world tourism destination, the capital city of Jaipur is an extremely seasoned market. Customers here are exposed to global trends and expect high quality and customised service. Through our unique business concept, we bring a wide assortment of quality products at competitive wholesale prices to the discerning clientele of the city. Also, our tailor-made customer connect programs are sure to bring them significant business benefits.”

METRO’s drive towards customer-centricity focuses on building deep and productive customer relationships. METRO empowers local traders to sell quality products and helps them to be more competitive in the changing economic scenario. METRO regularly organises METRO Super Trader program for small and mid-sized traders in every city it is present in. It is a customer-connect initiative that helps traders by training them on various aspects that impact their day-to-day business, including planning and redesigning their assortment, managing stocks efficiently and becoming more customer-friendly. Similar programs will be conducted in Jaipur also for the benefit of the local trader community.

METRO has invested approximately Rs. 70 crore in the single level Jaipur centre spread over 50,000 sq ft. The Jaipur centre will be the company’s eleventh in India and will be open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm for the convenience of its business customers.

Contributing to the growth of the local economy, METRO has already created 300 jobs (150 direct and 150 indirect) in the state with this centre. METRO has a keen focus on training its employees and the entire Jaipur workforce has undergone on-the-job training at various METRO Centres across India.

METRO also plans to launch its farmer collection centre in Chomu soon to procure fruits and vegetables directly from farmers in and around Jaipur.

About METRO Cash & Carry
METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 30 countries with around 700 self-service wholesale centres. With more than 100,000 employees worldwide, the company achieved sales of about € 31 billion in 2011. METRO Cash & Carry is a sales division of the METRO GROUP.

METRO Cash & Carry entered the Indian market in 2003. The company currently operates ten wholesale distribution centres including two each in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai, and one each in New Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana and Jalandhar. Jaipur centre will be the company’s eleventh in the country.

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Jyotsna Murthy
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