Cash and carry chain Makro, owned by Metro Group, plans to have 20 stores of the small-sized Makro Punct concept in the mid-term.

Four stores are due to open within this year, according to Makro Poland managing director Uwe Hölzer.

The stores are focused on fresh food and a higher private-label share. The first store was launched in Kracow in October 2009, the second one in May 2010. The stores serve traders only, have a much smaller sales area of 16,145 sq ft and a narrower assortment of 2,000 items.