Is the only wholesaler to receive the coveted honor
New Delhi, February 12, 2015: The country’s most trusted wholesaler METRO Cash & Carry has been ranked second in the Great Place to Work Survey of the country’s Top Ten Retail Companies. The latest survey conducted by Great Place To Work® Institute India in association with the Retailers Association of India, highlights the fact that METRO Cash & Carry is ranked high in trust and has a great work culture, making it one of India’s Best Companies to work for.
METRO Cash & Carry India operates sixteen wholesale distribution centers including three in Bangalore, two each in Hyderabad and Mumbai, and one each in New Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada and Indore. The company takes pride in being the only wholesale company in the entire list of retail/wholesale companies nominated for the survey. Ranked 6th last year in the same list, METRO has now moved four rungs ahead in the Top Ten Retail Companies ladder in 2015, competing against brands such as Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Benetton, Bharti Retail, Jubilant Foods and Levi’s.
The German brand METRO is the pioneer of Cash & Carry model across the globe and has completed its 50th anniversary last year. METRO was the first B2B wholesaler to enter the Indian market in 2003 and at present has a headcount of about 3100 employees. Cutting edge HR practices such as innovative employee engagement initiatives; dynamic career growth opportunities and a progressive organizational structure are a few factors which helped METRO bag the honor.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Saagarika Ghoshal, Director, HR, METRO Cash & Carry India said,
“It gives me immense pleasure to receive the honor on behalf of METRO Cash & Carry. We at METRO strive to maintain optimum employee satisfaction and understand the need to provide a positive and supportive work environment which keeps our employees motivated and appreciated. Those who feel like a part of the METRO family put in their best efforts.”
With over a decade of customer insights, market understanding and a vast supply chain network that supports local suppliers, METRO Cash & Carry contributes to the growth of the local economy. With each store opening, METRO creates around 300 local jobs (150 direct and 150 indirect). The workforce at each store undergoes in-depth and rigorous on-the-job training in the various operational aspects of the wholesale business.
About METRO Cash & Carry
METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 27 countries with over 750 self-service wholesale stores. With a headcount of about 110,000 employees worldwide, the wholesale company achieved sales of about € 32 billion in the financial year 2012/2013. METRO Cash & Carry is a sales division of METRO GROUP. METRO Cash & Carry entered the Indian market in 2003. The company currently operates sixteen wholesale distribution centers including three in Bangalore, two each in Hyderabad and Mumbai, and one each in New Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada and Indore.
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