Metro Cash and Carry
METRO Cash & Carry (Makro in some countries) is an international wholesale chain, owned by Metro AG, which operates membership-only warehouse clubs across Europe, China, India, Japan and Pakistan. The cash-and-carry concept is based around self-service and bulk buying targets business owners. Core customer groups are hotels, restaurants, caterers, traders and other business professionals.
|Olaf Koch, CEO|
|Products||Fast-moving consumer goods|
|Revenue||€29.4 billion (2018) |
Number of employees
1 Operating under Makro brand.
Metro opened the first store in 1971 in the Copenhagen suburb of Glostrup. Since then stores have been opened in Aarhus, Kolding, Sydhavnen in Copenhagen and Aalborg in chronological order. Denmark was one of the first countries to begin operating delivery services out of the stores and had its own truck fleet that covered all of Denmark. Metro left Denmark in December 2014.
In 2014, Metro sold the Makro Greek business, composed of 9 stores, to Sklavenitis.
The first store opened in June 2010 and the second in October 2010. Both stores were closed some time within 2013-2015, as the company started withdrawing from loss-making markets.
In 2010, Metro sold the Makro subsidary in Morrocco.
From 1964, for this supermarket chain, there was two different logos. The first logo of supermarket chain has been in use from 1964 to 2004, and the second and current logo is in use from 2004.
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