METRO Wholesale

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METRO Wholesale thinks ahead – and leads the way. We have unique food expertise, outstanding insights into global markets and decades of experience. Our aim is clear: we want to offer the best products, services and technologies.

We renew our dedication to our customers'success every day – consistently and without compromise. We share a passion for food with our customers. We know what matters to them, we understand their needs and we are there to support them. As a supplier, an adviser, an enabler and a 'Champion for Independent Business'– for 16 million customers in 34 countries.

METRO Wholesale
Stores 1
Numbers of Countries 1
Sales 2 27,0 billion €
EBITDA excluding earnings contributions from real estate transactions 2
1,169 million €
Employees (Headcount) 2

1 Status: 30 June 2020
2 Status: 30 September 2019


Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We support their entrepreneurial spirit. We help them to overcome their specific challenges. We strive to safeguard their success. We give everything for people who are passionate about their business – for the food service and hotel industries and for resellers and service providers. METRO Wholesale offers tailored ranges representing outstanding value for money. These go hand in hand with wide-ranging services, from professional advice and delivery to digital solutions. We always think one step ahead for our customers. We create networks, offer inspiration and use our expertise to provide impetus. We are driven to achieve success together.

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We are successful around the world

Just four years after the first wholesale store opened in Mülheim an der Ruhr, we started expanding outside Germany. Now, METRO Wholesale operates in 34 European and Asian countries and has long since become a leading international wholesaler. We develop innovative concepts for the saturated markets in Western Europe and capitalise on the dynamism of the growing markets in Asia and Eastern Europe.

We are forward-looking

We fulfil our social responsibility everywhere we operate. We help to develop local communities and create jobs. We make a lasting contribution for the sake of the environment and society. In various emerging countries, we are trailblazing the development of a modern commercial and supply chain infrastructure. We are also committed to improving food safety and quality standards. We have adopted a local procurement strategy: we source up to 90 per cent of our goods from local producers and suppliers. This is how we build trust – and remain forward-looking in everything we do.

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