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Friday, 27 July 2012 09:33
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HCMC - German-invested wholesale chain operator Metro Cash & Carry on Saturday started work on a wholesale center in Kien Giang Province, which will be its third in the Mekong Delta after the ones in Can Tho and An Giang.

The new center in Rach Gia City would also be the company’s 18th wholesale facility in the country, including three in HCMC alone.

Covering more than two hectares, the US$15.7 million Rach Gia wholesale center will open this year to offer professional customers of Kien Giang Province and the Mekong Delta over 25,000 food and non-food items.

The new wholesale center Metro Rach Gia is constructed in an area of more than two hectares in the encroached sea area of Vinh Bao ward in Rach Gia City. Metro Rach Gia aims to be the buying place for the growing tourism and thousands of fishery and seafood processing businesses in the region.

“Rach Gia City as well as Kien Giang Province is characterized by a wide variety of hotels, restaurants, and bars as well as many small and medium sized retailers. We are therefore firmly convinced that this market offers a great potential for our self-service wholesale concept,” said Philippe Bacac, managing director of Metro Vietnam, in his opening speech at the ceremony.

Metro Cash & Carry opened its first wholesale center in Vietnam in 2002. Today the company is operating seventeen wholesale centers in HCMC, Hanoi, Haiphong, Danang, Can Tho, Bien Hoa, Long Xuyen, Quy Nhon, Binh Duong, Vung Tau, Vinh, Ha Long, Nha Trang, and Buon Ma Thuot.

Source: The Saigon Times

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