25 COUNTRIES SHOWCASE LOCAL PROJECTS AT ‘NEW’ METRO
►‘METRO unboxed’ is an exhibition that gives visitors the opportunity to experience the world of modern wholesale and retail with all their senses – from international specialties and sustainable logistics solutions to digital trends of the future.
►The concept design and the space layout of each booth were conceived by the respective local employees in a bid to provide an authentic flavor of each country.
►At the event, open until Oct. 2, visitors can engage with the local METRO staff from 25 countries about digital innovations and the latest projects on the future of wholesale and food retail. ►As visitors walk around the exhibition, they can try out digital applications such as the ‘SeedBoard,’ which looks like an ordinary piece of cardboard, but videos can be projected onto it at specific points inside the pavilion. ►Visitors find out how innovative wholesale concepts, adopted by the company in different markets worldwide, make their customers more successful and how partnerships with local producers contribute towards greater variety and sustainability.
►Taking a journey through ‘METRO unboxed,’ one can obtain the first-hand experience of an Indian kirana (a small, traditional neighborhood grocery selling lots of typical Indian products) or feel inspired by the success story of a Polish family of entrepreneurs.
►Turkey is represented by Gastrometro, a platform that has served HoReCa professionals since 2015. The center brings together its customers, suppliers and the entire gastronomy industry with its staff at a 1,700 square-meter facility, where instructor chefs and expert trainers share information by offering different methods and solutions. Special products are developed and introduced in the centre to help the work of gastronomy professionals and better enable them make a difference.