In this crisis, METRO can also contribute to the basic supply of the population with its broad assortment, high product quality and reliable supply of goods. In addition to that the size of the stores offers advantages for consumers in terms of the distance regulations.
In the following countries, METRO stores are temporarily open to end customers following official approval (as at 18 May 2020):
- Netherlands (all 17 stores), Portugal (all 10 stores) and Hungary (all 13 stores)
In addition, there are other initiatives to reach end consumers. MAKRO Poland and Spain has opened its online shop, which is available to delivery customers, for a certain period of time for SCO customers and expanded its product range accordingly.
The temporary opening for end customers is solely due to the crisis situation and does not change METRO's basic orientation as a wholesaler focusing on the HoReCa and Trader customer groups.