Metro Cash & Carry in the Czech Republic and Slovakia is managed from Prague under Makro and Metro brands respectively. Management of the business is interested to introduce more Swedish food products to the Czech and Slovak consumers. Therefore, suggested Business Sweden to host an exclusive Supplier Day at the Embassy of Sweden in Prague on November 20-21.
Management of Makro Czech Republic and Metro Slovakia has specifically indicated the product categories of interest: fish of different types, bakery, dairy products, cheese, frozen products, sweets and chocolate, biscuits, spices, ecological food, sauces and beverages.
It is preferred by Makro Cash & Carry to buy directly from the Swedish suppliers, depending on the volume. For smaller volumes cooperation with the local importer might be applicable and will be discussed separately with Makro. Czech Republic being part of the EU, Makro Cash & Carry applies the same rules for import of products as in any other EU country. As for packaging, Czech description is a must. Based on assortment Makro requests to have special units/ like 3 cans packed together.
Business Sweden has organized business collaborations with retail chains several times in the past e.g. Poland, France, Spain, Germany and Ukraine. These have resulted in established business contacts for the Swedish food and beverage producers and a number of their products have been listed at Europe’s leading retail chains.
All Swedish food and beverage producers are welcome to participate.
Reasons to participate:
Czech and Slovak leading wholesale chain within HoReCa and retail segment want to add Swedish products to its assortment. Business Sweden is making an effort to support export of Swedish grocery products to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
There is a growing demand for high quality imported food and beverages products in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Purchasing Power of the populations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia is the highest in the CEE and 80% of that in Western Europe.
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