Metro opens c+c outlet in Croatia

Zagreb, 5.12.2001: Metro Cash & Carry GmbH, Düsseldorf, a part of the international Metro Group, will open its first store in Zagreb on 6 December. The outlet, completed in just a little over four months, marks Metro's market debut in Croatia where the company plans to create a network of five cash & carry stores in the next few years.

Dr. Hans-Joachim Körber, CEO of Metro, sees market entry in the Balkan country as a further step towards internationalising the group. Following this latest launch Metro AG now operates in 24 countries.

The Zagreb branch at a glance:

- 10,000 m2 of selling space

- 17,000 items

- EUR 20 m total investments

- 350 new jobs created