Metro An Phu reopens after major expansion

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 11:11

Metro An Phu officially re-opened on Thursday after two months of renovation and expansion.— File Photo

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) – Metro An Phu officially re-opened on Thursday after two months of renovation and expansion.

Metro Cash & Carry Viet Nam said it has expanded its An Phu outlet in District 2 to 8,000sq.m, enabling it to distribute more than 25,000 food and non-food products.

The expansion is part of its efforts to support its distributors and serve customers better, company officials said.

Metro An Phu is currently the largest distribution centre for fresh food products in the country's modern trade channels, with more than 1,200sq.m earmarked for the purpose.

Philippe Bacac, Chairman and Managing Director of Metro Cash & Carry Vietnam, said amidst the economy downturn, customers would rather save than buy goods.

They tend to check carefully where they go for shopping, what they buy, and are also concerned about food safety, he said, adding, "So we strive to offer all these for them.

"It is extremely important to offer more value to our customers, so we always strive to improve our stores and our services."

Apart from the An Phu store, the company has also completed upgrading all its outlets nationwide. As much as 95 per cent of goods sold in its stores are locally produced, it says.

To mark the occasion of reopening the An Phu Store and in response to HCM City's Sales Promotion Month initiative, the company has collaborated with its distributors to offer the biggest promotion programme of the year.

The programme is offering discounts of up to 49 per cent on more than 1,600 food and non-food products at its outlets from August 29 to September 25.

After 11 years of operating in Viet Nam, the company has 19 stores nationwide that employ nearly 4,000 people. - VNS

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