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Vijayawada, NFAPost: METRO Cash & Carry, India’s largest organised wholesaler and food specialist today launched its first ‘METRO Wholesale’ Distribution Center at Guntur.

The new store is the third METRO Wholesale store in the state of Andhra Pradesh after Vijayawada and Visakhaptanam.

METRO has implemented a stringent 30 step safety measure at the store as part of its commitment towards providing a safe and hygienic environment for employees and customers.

All METRO’s in-store staff including direct employees, promoters, housekeeping, security staff, and drivers have been vaccinated with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at its Guntur store.

Spread over 44000 square feet, the Guntur store is strategically located at Mangalagiri Road and is a one-stop destination for daily needs of business customers in the city.

The store, initially catering to over 60,000 registered business customers, will fulfill business requirements of kiranas and traders; hotels, restaurants & Caterers; Services, Companies and Offices (SCOs) and self-employed professionals.

Apart from Guntur, the store will cater to customers from neighboring regions such as Narasaraopet, Ponnur, Chirala, Baptala, Repalley, Vinukonda, Inkolu, MacFarlane, Karampudi, Gurajala, Dachepalli amongst others.

The new store offers METRO’s promise of-5 star quality, wholesale price and everything under one roof, and stocks a wide array of a globally benchmarked quality assortment of over 9000 products in both food and non-food categories.

The store will help generate close to 500 direct and indirect employment opportunities for the local and state economy.

The store is also integrated with METRO’s B2B e-commerce app- ‘METRO Wholesale’ App for traders and kiranas and will offer them the convenience of browsing and ordering online, and getting their stocks delivered at their doorstep through GPS enabled trucks.

Speaking about METRO’s commitment towards sustainable growth in India, Arvind Mediratta, MD and CEO, METRO Cash & Carry India said, “Guntur store is our third wholesale store in AP … The store is a significant addition to our portfolio as it strengthens our foothold in South India with 14 operational stores now; seven stores each in AP Telangana region and Karnataka respectively.”

He further added, “We are generating employment opportunities for over 500 youth in various operations directly and indirectly, which will provide a huge impetus to the local economy. With the opening of our 30th METRO Wholesale store in India, we are bullish on our India expansion.”

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