METRO Cash & Carry, the country’s organized wholesaler, has launched a new store in Visakhapatnam. This newly opened store is the second METRO Wholesale in Andhra Pradesh after Vijaywada.
The new launch takes the brand’s total store count to 29.
While commenting on the new store launch, Arvind Mediratta, MD, and CEO, METRO Cash & Carry, said, “Though we are an international wholesale company, only 1 percent of our products are imported while the remaining 99 percent are Indian. We also promote regional and local products through our stores across the country. We also help the Kirana dealers to upgrade their stores by giving them a new look and adopting technology to attract more customers, under our Smart Kirana program. We are the only B2B Company offering this kind of service. We have already remodeled two traditional Kirana stores in Vizag city to a modern open format store.”
Spread over 50,000 sq ft, the Visakhapatnam store will help generate close to 500 direct and indirect employment opportunities. The new store stocks a wide range of globally benchmarked quality assortment of over 7,500 products in both the food and non-food category.
“We provide free consultancy service to our retailers to improve their business. The products at the neighborhood Kirana store should reflect the profile of the people living in the surrounding areas,” Mediratta further added.