METRO Cash & Carry India hosts Christmas Cake-mixing Ceremony

Bangalore, November 22, 2012: With Christmas around the corner, METRO Cash & Carry India renewed its commitment of giving back to the community by hosting an Xmas Cake Mixing Ceremony for young children of Makkala Jeevodaya and Abraham’s Orphanage, at the Yeshwanthpur wholesale outlet of METRO on November 22.

The programme began with kids between the ages of 9 to 15 years singing carols to usher in the Yuletide spirit. Later, the children, along with senior members of METRO management, had a great time whisking nuts, dried fruits and syrups into the pre-Christmas cake batter under the supervision of trained chefs, who will use the mix to prepare METRO’s special Fine Food Christmas cakes.

The children were delighted to receive some of their Xmas presents in advance from the Managing Director of METRO Cash & Carry India, Mr. Rajeev Bakshi, and could barely restrain their enthusiasm in opening up their presents immediately.

“METRO’s Yuletide cake-mixing ceremony with young children is a tradition that we love to celebrate. It is a special privilege for us to share this small act of kindness with their big hearts to brighten the holiday season“, said Mr. Bakshi.

METRO Cash & Carry India will offer several brands of special Christmas cakes during the season, including a variety of fruit cakes, plum cakes, dundee cakes, chocolates, puddings, desserts and other Christmas treats. METRO has pledged Rs.1.00 from the sale of every premium Fine Food Christmas Cake to the Makkala Jeevodaya and Abraham’s Orphanage organisations.

About METRO Cash & Carry
METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 29 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 thirteen wholesale distribution centres including two each in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai, and one each in New Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Jaipur and Vijayawada.

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