METRO is a leading international specialist in food wholesale. The group is headed by METRO AG, which acts as the central management holding company. It performs group management functions, particularly in the areas of finance, controlling, legal and compliance. Central management and administrative functions for METRO Wholesale are anchored within METRO AG.
In its core wholesale business, METRO Wholesale is globally represented with 678 stores in 24 countries. In addition, METRO Wholesale is active with the delivery business (Food Service Distribution, FSD) in another 10 countries. The delivery business includes the METRO delivery service as well as the delivery specialists Classic Fine Foods, Pro à Pro and Rungis Express. So far, the retail company Real constituted the 2nd sales line of the group with 276 hypermarkets across Germany. Real forms the principal element of the discontinued business segment due to the decision of the Management Board of METRO AG to dispose of the hypermarket business.
The group’s digitalisation activities are bundled under Others. These initiatives primarily refer to the activities of the Hospitality Digital business unit, which was established in 2015. The unit develops digital solutions for customers from the hospitality industry and creates interfaces for the digital products conventionally used by wholesale traders.
The Others segment also includes the service companies METRO PROPERTIES, METRO LOGISTICS, METRO-NOM, METRO ADVERTISING and METRO SOURCING. These companies provide real estate, logistics, IT, advertising and procurement services within the group.