One of the key challenges in achieving ‘equitable working conditions’ throughout the international wholesaler’s procurement channels lies in the complexity of METRO’s supply chain, explains Public Policy Manager Illa Brockmeyer.
German retail group Metro has posted full-year sales growth of 5.3
per cent for 2004, in line with analysts' expectations. But with
the figures boosted by positive exchange rates, the underlying
sales performance reflects ongoing...
A day before the enlargement of the EU, which will see eight
central and eastern European countries join the Union, one of
Europe's biggest retail groups, Metro, has reported first quarter
growth driven by an excellent performance...
German retail giant Metro shrugged off currency effects and tough
economic conditions in its home market last year to post a 4 per
cent increase in sales - driven mainly by its larger store formats
such as cash & carry warehouses...
Metro, the German wholesale and retail group, is to roll out a
further 40 cash & carry outlets in China over the next five
years, the company's CEO Hans-Joachim Körber is quoted as saying
today. And profitability is not far...
Metro has opened its first cash & carry outlet in India, in the
city of Bangalore, the 28th international market for the German
group. A second store will open next month, and the company clearly
sees significant potential in...
German retail and wholesale group Metro has opened its first cash
& carry outlet in Ukraine as part of its ongoing expansion into
eastern Europe. The store in Kiev is likely to be one of three in
the capital and seven in the country...
Metro, the German retail group, has reported sales growth in the
first six months of the year and is predicting further gains for
the full-year. Signs, perhaps, that the German recovery may be on
Metro, the German retailer, this month opened its first Cash &
Carry outlet in Japan, a market where it sees great potential in
the years to come. The store is a joint venture with Japan's
The European single market means that buying a product from within
the EU is as simple as buying one in the domestic marekt -
prompting German retailer Metro to change its group purchasing
structure from 2004.