METRO to Support Earthquake Relief Efforts in Yunnan, Offering Food Supplies
Aug 07, 2014 UncategorizedComments Off on METRO to Support Earthquake Relief Efforts in Yunnan, Offering Food Supplies
KUNMING, China, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — METRO China is cooperating with the Emergency Management Center of Yunnan Ludian County Civil Affairs Bureau to provide food supplies through its Kunming Beichen store to victims of the Yunnan earthquake. The 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck China’s Yunnan province on 3 August 2014. Swiftly responding to the emergency, METRO employees purchased food supplies to meet the needs in the disaster zone.
“We feel so sad after we hear the news about the earthquake in Ludian, Yunnan. Metro China management immediately decided to give our help to the people in the quake-hit area,” said Jeroen de Groot, President of METRO China. “We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the victims of the earthquake, and sincerely hope they can recover soon from this calamity. ”
Li Zhuo, General Manager of METRO Kunming Beichen Store, added, “As the closest METRO store to the affected area, we at once contacted the local Civil Affairs Bureau to offer food supplies, and prepared more than 40,000 instant noodles, water and other food for the victims. We have arranged the delivery of the supplies to the Ludian Emergency Management Center and it arrived today.”
Through its network of 78 stores in 54 cities in China, METRO always reaches out its hand when help is needed during natural disasters, such as the Wenchuan and Ya’an earthquakes. METRO’s relief efforts have included tents and donations in support of reconstruction.
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METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 28 countries with over 750 self-service wholesale stores. With a headcount of about 110,000 employees worldwide, the wholesale company achieved sales of about