METRO Cash & Carry inaugurates a 3rd wholesale outlet in Hyderabad
- METRO’s 17th wholesale distribution centre in India to open in Shamshabad on Airport Road
- METRO’s 3rd outlet in Hyderabad will cater to small traders, restaurants and offices
- Promises highly specialised business-to-business assortment and service solutions
Hyderabad, June 23, 2015: Five years after it opened its Uppal wholesale distribution centre in the city of Hyderabad, METRO Cash & Carry - India’s most trusted wholesaler - is all set to inaugurate its 3rd distribution centre in Hyderabad, in the Shamshabad area located right off Airport Road. The new Shamshabad outlet will be METRO’s 17th in the country, and will open its doors to customers on June 25, 2015. Earlier last year, METRO announced its plans to expand its network of distribution centres to about 50 by 2020.
METRO has built a deep and lasting relationship with customers in Hyderabad through its two existing outlets in Moosapet and Uppal. Reaffirming its bond with Hyderabad, METRO has made an investment of close to INR 70 crores with its brand new wholesale centre in Shamshabad, which is spread across approximately 60,000 square feet and offers free parking for all its business customers. The new outlet will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
The company’s latest outlet aims to serve small and mid-sized traders, caterers, restaurants and hotels in the Shamshabad area, addressing all their buying needs. At the new wholesale centre, METRO’s business customers will find an assortment that is tailored especially for their needs, with unmatched prices on fresh and dry groceries such as rice, pulses and spices, fresh produce sourced directly from Telangana farmers, a range of food and non-food products sourced from local suppliers as well as a live bakery that will cater to the needs of local resturants, small offices and traders.
With a decade of experience serving professional customers in 12 cities, METRO Cash & Carry has devised specialized wholesale solutions for its customer base, including special professional packs, on-floor assistance, product expertise, one-to-one customer service and delivery solutions through third-party partners.
Speaking on the new METRO outlet, Mr. Rajeev Bakshi, Managing Director, METRO Cash and Carry India expressed his confidence that METRO’s new offerings would delight Hyderabad customers. “METRO’s latest wholesale centre consolidates our experience and learning of over a decade in India. Our local customers have come to recognise the unbeatable quality and value for money that METRO offers, and I have no doubt that our Shamshabad outlet will build further on the trust the customers of Hyderabad have placed in us.”
“METRO continues to strive for the highest standards of excellence in all our wholesale solutions, so we can make our customers’ businesses more profitable and their buying experience at METRO world-class. We’re immensely grateful to the State of Telangana for its support of METRO, and hope to continue to drive benefits to the overall economy of the State, through increased employment, business partnerships and community engagement,” Mr. Bakshi added.
METRO’s focus on quality products and soultions has been recognised through the CII National Award for Food Safety 2013, for adhering to the highest standards of food safety and quality processes. In fact, METRO is the only modern trade wholesaler today that is compliant with the stringent international HACCP norms of quality and food safety, with all 16 of its existing outlets fully HACCP-certified.
Contributing to the growth of the local economy, METRO has created about 300 local jobs (150 direct and 150 indirect) with this centre. The workforce at the new Hyderabad outlet has undergone in-depth and rigorous on-the-job training in the various operational aspects of the wholesale business, and is all set to serve the demands of the clientele of Shamshabad.
About METRO Cash & Carry
METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 26 countries with over 750 self-service wholesale stores. With a headcount of about 117,000 employees worldwide, the wholesale company achieved sales of about € 31 billion in the financial year 2013/2014. METRO Cash & Carry entered the Indian market in 2003. The company currently operates sixteen wholesale distribution centres aross the cities of Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada and Indore. The new Hyderabad centre will be the company’s seventeenth in the country.
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