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Bangalore, 05th May, 2017: METRO Cash & Carry India today hosted young girl students and women from Uri tehsil of Jammu & Kashmir, in a unique empowerment mission led by the Indian Army. Conducted at METRO’s flagship outlet in Yeshwanthpur, the visit acquainted the group with women achievers at METRO and employment opportunities in the wholesale industry. Welcoming the team to METRO, Director (Finance), METRO Cash and Carry, India, Ms Suniana Calapa said “It’s an honour for METRO Cash and Carry to associate with a prestigious institution like Indian Army for this initiative. We were happy to host young minds from Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri Tehsil village. The tour gave them an opportunity to visit and understand our operations, interact with a cross-section of our employees and seek career advice.”
Expressing gratitude to METRO for supporting this initiative, Colonel Naresh Gairola, Commanding Officer of the 34, Rashtriya Rifles said, “A visit to Metro Cash and Carry was planned with an aim to make them aware about the various men and women, machines, processes and procedures that make a successful business model.” This visit was organized as part of Capacity Building Tour for youth of remote and backward regions of Jammu & Kashmir, started in 2006, with an aim to integrate the youth with national mainstream and provide them with an opportunity to experience the rich cultural diversity. In their 4-day tour to Bangalore, the group will be visiting a cross-section of industries, several Army facilities, Governor of Karnataka and even an IPL cricket match.
METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 25 countries with over 750 self-service wholesale stores. With a headcount of more than 100,000 employees worldwide, the wholesale company achieved sales of around €29 billion in financial year 2015/16. METRO Cash & Carry is part of the METRO AG Wholesale & Food Specialist Company. The METRO AG Wholesale & Food Specialist Company (W&FS Co.) is an internationally leading specialist in wholesale and food retail. With its sales lines METRO Cash & Carry and Real as well as its other associated companies, METRO AG W&FS Co. operates in 35 countries and employs more than 140,000 people around the world. In 2015/16, METRO AG W&FS Co. achieved sales of around €37 billion. The company provides custom solutions to meet the regional and international needs of its wholesale and retail customers. METRO Cash & Carry entered the Indian market in 2003. The company currently operates twenty-three wholesale distribution centres including six in Bangalore, three in Hyderabad, two each in Mumbai and Delhi, and one each in Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada, Surat, Indore and Lucknow.
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