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Wumart wins bidding war for Metro China

Chinese retail group Wumart has won a lengthy bidding process for the Metro China business.

Eight bidders in running for Metro China

Yonghui Superstores – part owned by Dairy Farm Group – is among at least eight bidders for the Metro China business.

Alibaba buys World First, eyes Metro China investment

Alibaba subsidiary Ant Financial says it plans to buy UK-headquartered money-transfer company WorldFirst.

Metro China could be sold by German parent

Metro AG is considering exiting its Metro China retail business as part of a plan to focus on wholesaling activities worldwide.

Metro China launches chain’s first green store

German retail and trading giant Metro China has launched its first global green store in the Pearl River delta city of Dongguan.

Private-label deal for E-mart Korea

E-mart Korea has signed a US$15,000 agreement to supply its private-label items to Metro China.

Metro unveils My-Mart concept

Metro China has opened two My-Mart convenience shops in Shanghai, revealing its new concept.

Metro China expands into Deyang

Metro China has opened its eighth wholesale store in West China.

Metro China expands in Hunan

Metro China has opened its second store in Changsha, one of the most economically competitive cities in midwest China, featuring the new generation Cash & Carry concept.

Metro China builds eCommerce reach

Metro China builds up its multi-channel expertise.

Metro China revamps pricing structure

Hypermarket operator Metro China has rolled out a new pricing scheme and a series of initiatives to enhance customer services in all the 81 stores across the country, starting from today, January 8. Under the slogan of “Buying more pay less”, Metro’s new pricing scheme will grant additional five per cent discount on purchasing three of the same item and up to 25 per cent off on buying six selected items. Meanwhile, the new services including ‘Worry-Free Shopping’, ‘Worry-Free Metro M…

Metro China boosts eCommerce reach

Metro China has partnered with, a pioneering e-commerce site specialising in community etrading, to kick off a series of upgrades to its e-commerce platform. The changes will be introduced from early next year and Metro says the partnership illustrates the wholesaler’s commitment to driving sales online. “We are focusing on e-commerce as a key development platform for growth in the China market,” said Jeroen de Groot, president of Metro China. “Customers are increasingly …