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Metro Cash & Carry one of best employers in India: Survey

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In the latest survey conducted by Great Place to Work Institute India in association with the , cash and carry major METRO has been ranked second, making it one of India’s best companies to work for.

Known for its great work culture, India operates 16 wholesale distribution centres, including three in Bangalore, two each in Hyderabad and Mumbai, and one each in New Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada and Indore.

METRO completed its 50th anniversary last year and has established itself among the Top Ten Retail Companies ladder in 2015, competing against brands such as Lifetsyle, , Benetton, , Jubilant Foods and Levi’s.

Commenting on the accolade, Dr Sagarika Ghoshal, Director, HR, METRO Cash & Carry India said,“It gives me immense pleasure to receive the honour on behalf of METRO Cash & Carry. We at METRO strive to maintain optimum employee satisfaction and understand the need to provide a positive and supportive work environment which keeps our employees motivated and appreciated. Those who feel like a part of the METRO family put in their best efforts.”

METRO was the first B2B wholesaler to enter the Indian market in 2003 and presently has a headcount of about 3100 employees in India and 110,000 employees worldwide. Represented in 27 countries with over 750 self-service wholesale stores., the company achieved sales of about €32 billion in the financial year 2012/2013. METRO Cash & Carry is a sales division of Metro Group.

Cutting-edge HR practices such as innovative employee engagement initiatives, dynamic career growth opportunities and a progressive organisational structure are a few key factors which helped METRO bag the honour, the company said in a statement.