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May 21, 2002

GERMANY: Metro mulls establishing food wholesaler in Japan

Dusserdolf-based distribution giant Metro AG is mulling establishing a food wholesaling shop in Chiba City, east of Tokyo. According to company sources quoted by Kyodo News, the shop could be operational by December this year, with a second like it opening in Kawaguchi City, Saitama prefecture, next spring.

Dusserdolf-based distribution giant Metro AG is mulling establishing a food wholesaling shop in Chiba City, east of Tokyo.

According to company sources quoted by Kyodo News, the shop could be operational by December this year, with a second like it opening in Kawaguchi City, Saitama prefecture, next spring.

If the plan comes into fruition, Metro will become the first foreign company to debut in Japan as a wholesaler.

Together with Japanese trading house Marubeni  Corp, Metro established Metro Cash & Carry Japan KK  in Tokyo last year, a move many analysts believe to be laying the ground work for the start of wholesale operations.

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