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Metro Cash & Carry opens first store in Kolkata

Wednesday, 03 December 2008, 00:00 Hrs   |    11 Comments
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Kolkata: Metro Cash & Carry, the Indian arm of German wholesaler Metro AG, has opened its first outlet here, nearly two months after the company was granted licence to sell farm commodities and other food items in West Bengal.

"We have invested 140 crore (1.4 billion) in the region and also created 350 new jobs for local citizens," Metro Cash & Carry India managing director Martin Dlouhy told reporters here.

The company faced tough times earlier as Forward Bloc, a partner in the state's Left Front government, which controls agriculture and agricultural marketing departments, opposed the renewal of the licence.

None of the Forward Bloc members turned up for the inaugural ceremony though the company said it had invited them.

Asked abouit this, Forward Bloc leader and Agriculture Marketing Board chairman Naren Chatterjee told IANS: "We usually don't go for any private company's ceremony. There is no other reason apart from this for not attending the inauguration."

Including the 100,000-square-feet Kolkata store, the German wholesale major has five stores in India - two in Bangalore, one each in Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Cricket star Sourav Ganguly and state Sundarbans Affairs Minister Kanti Ganguly inaugurated the outlet.

"I am confident that our unique model will catalyse the entrepreneurial attitude of Bengalis by providing a one-stop solution for purchase, improvements in assortments and high quality products to our professional customers," Dlouhy said.

The minimum level of purchase from this store should be 1,000, a company source confirmed.
Source: IANS
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1: Date. 23-12-08

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Metro Cash & Carry India Pvt. Ltd.
Premises No.322, Mouza Barakhola, JL21,
On E.M. Bypass,
P.O. East Jadavpur,
Kolkata – 700 099

Sub : Misbehaviour by one of your employee Ms. Marry

Attn : Mr. Sajeev Bakshi

Dear Sir,

We are a regular customer of your esteemed organization. Last week when one of our Director Mrs. Alka Agarwal purchasing goods in your shop and carrying 3 trolly of goods one of your staff Ms. Marry sitting on a cash counter asked rudely to Mrs. Agarwal why she had come to the cash counter with 3 nos. of trolly. She was very much adamant showing her agony and took almost one hour to make a bill only after another person came to help her to make the bill. We request you not to allow such inefficient staff on the cash counter.

Being a reputed company we expect a letter of apology from your end otherwise we are going to stop purchasing from your shop. For your kind information we purchased lots of goods from your shop worth approximately Rs.50,000/- to 60,000/- every month, may be this a small amount for you, but other customer are also going to face such problem at your shop. We request you to improve your customer service to avoid such situation.


Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
For MAASIS INTERFASHION PVT. LTD.


P. Ghosh
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