METRO unveils its Festive Offerings for Durga Puja in Kolkata

Kolkata, September 23, 2013: METRO Cash & Carry has announced a slew of festive Puja offers for all its business customers across Kolkata. METRO’s offers and discounts are especially geared towards helping METRO’s customers in the hospitality sector plan their culinary offerings during the Puja season.

Unveiling METRO’s Puja offers, Dr. Saagarika Ghoshal, Director Human Resources at METRO Cash & Carry India also launched a collection of festive recipes titled “My Mom’s Cookbook”, to help busy professionals turn out traditional Puja fare for each day of the festivities. The book was launched by prominent personalities of Kolkata Mamata Shankarand Deboshree Roy, who as professional customers also vouched for the quality and convenience of buying at METRO.

"Our customers in the hospitality business begin planning their Pooja celebrations well in advance, and METRO is well-prepared to support them with every product or service that can make them more organised and efficient," said Dr. Saagarika Ghoshal. "Our offers this year have been tailored to the specific needs of Pooja, across all categories of food and non-food products. We are confident that customers will be delighted with our wide range and high quality."

Chefs Pradeep Rosario and Shaun Kenworthy were present to share special festive cooking tips and demonstrations with customers in the hotels, restaurants and catering business. Speaking on METRO’s offers for the festive season, Chef Rosario said, “METRO’s Puja offerings are unbeatable – they offer the best varieties in mustard oil and Gobindo bhog rice, and the freshness and quality of their mutton and paanch phoran can enhance any dish.” Chef Rozario demonstrated some authentic Puja cooking at METRO, while Chef Kenworthy added a twist to traditional Durga Puja cuisine with a fusion of Western flavours.

METRO also took the opportunity to felicitate some of its loyal Kolkata customers for their strong business relationships over the last five years in the city. Throughout the Puja season, customers will find exciting offers and bonus gifts on groceries such as oils, rice, flours, spices and pulses, as well as deep discounts on a range of apparel, textiles, footwear and household products. In addition, METRO offers the complete range of Puja/Puja Pandal needs, from agarbattis, camphor, dhoop, kumkum and cotton wicks to plates, containers, glass, toothpick, patal and aluminium containers. Customers can also avail of attractive offers on consumer durables, IT and electronics. Besides, METRO promises low prices on fresh and frozen produce, meat, fish and poultry of excellent quality.

Ten years ago, METRO pioneered the unique Cash & Carry business-to-business wholesale concept in India. Today METRO has proven to be a successful and reliable one-stop solution for business customers such as kiranas, small retailers, hotels, restaurants, catering businesses, offices and institutions, with tailored customized product assortments and services to suit their needs.

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 € 32 billion in 2012. METRO Cash & Carry is a sales division of the METRO GROUP. METRO Cash & Carry entered the Indian market in 2003. The company currently operates fifteen wholesale distribution centres including two each in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai, and one each in New Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada and Indore.

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Jyotsna Murthy
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