Metro Group-owned Metro plans to add more city centre cash and carry outlets in Asia. The centrally located stores will be smaller, with only about a third of the floor space of its suburban stores. Metro Group is expanding in Asia to become less reliant on its domestic German market which has reached saturation level.

Last week, Metro opened outlets in Shanghai and Tokyo. China has been one of Metro’s largest and most important strategic development markets during 2010 and the company will continue to increase investment in this market.