- METRO’s 6th wholesale outlet in Bangalore and 22nd in India opens in Bengaluru
- India’s largest and most trusted wholesaler expands footprint in home State of Karnataka
Bengaluru, August 11, 2016: India’s largest wholesaler METRO Cash & Carry continues its steady expansion with the opening of its latest wholesale outlet at Mysuru Road, Bengaluru. Located near R.V. College, the new METRO is conveniently located to serve the needs of business customers in the eastern parts of Bengaluru City.
Bengaluru City now has a choice of 6 METRO Wholesale outlets to choose from, each perfectly suited to the needs of local businesses and professionals – Yeshwanthpur, Kanakapura Road, Hosur Road, Binnypet, Whitefield and now, Mysuru Road. METRO boasts the largest network of cash-&-carry wholesale outlets in India, with the latest outlet being the 22nd in the country.
“Over the last 13 years, the hallmark of the METRO buying experience has been low wholesale prices and a vast assortment of high quality products and services, all under one roof. Our endeavour is to constantly raise the bar and enhance this experience by expanding and customising wholesale solutions to the needs of every market we are present in,” said Arvind Mediratta, Managing Director, METRO Cash & Carry India, announcing the new outlet.
Spread over an area of about 55,000 square feet, the METRO Mysuru Road outlet showcases a more intuitive and accessible layout that debuted to great success over a month ago, with METRO’s Whitefield outlet. The new layout promises professional customers an easier and more convenient journey through the outlet, with high on-shelf availability, a fresh and relevant assortment, clear communication and attractive merchandising of products. METRO also offers its business customers commodity experts, loading facilities, doorstep delivery services through third party transporters and a robust loyalty programme designed to make buying at METRO ultra-efficient and professional. Special offerings at the Mysruru outlet include the largest range of organic products under one roof – from grains and vegetables to flours and other processed foods. For the first time, METRO also offers an extensive assortment of specialised healthcare and babycare products.
METRO has a strong base of professional customers across the country, including small and large kirana stores, self-employed professionals, entrepreneurs, corporates and institutions, as well as hotels, restaurants and caterers. Over 6,000 world-class products are available at METRO across a multitude of categories - such as fruits & vegetables, general grocery, dairy, frozen & bakery products, fish & meat, confectionery, detergents & cleaning supplies, health & beauty products, media & electronics, household goods and apparel - all under one roof, and at transparent, low wholesale prices.
As the country’s first HACCP-certified wholesaler, METRO has proven its focus on quality and food safety. In addition to the best-known food and non-food brands in the country, METRO has also steadily built a growing network of small and medium-sized suppliers who provide a highly localized and relevant assortment in each of its markets, delivering greater efficiency and cost savings. SME suppliers also regularly avail of specialised training sessions aimed at creating awareness and implementing METRO’s global quality standards.
About METRO Cash & Carry
METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 25 countries with over 750 self-service wholesale stores. With a headcount of about 117,000 employees worldwide, the wholesale company achieved sales of about € 30 billion in the financial year 2014/2015. METRO Cash & Carry is a sales division of METRO GROUP. METRO GROUP is one of the largest international retailing companies, generating sales of around €59 billion in the financial year 2014/15. METRO Cash & Carry entered the Indian market in 2003. The company currently operates twenty-one wholesale distribution centres aross the cities of Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada, Indore and Surat. The new Mysuru Road outlet in Bengaluru will be the company’s 22nd wholesale centre in the country.
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