In 1968 Makro was opened in Amsterdam. Makro introduced a unique retail formula especially for professional customers. Fifty years on, METRO Cash & Carry is now a leading international player in wholesale trade with 764 stores in 25 countries across Europe and Asia, serving about 21 million professional customers. More than 5400 people work at Makro Netherlands. Supporting independent businesses for more than fifty years, Makro is committed to success of the independent business owners. Therefore, Makro focuses its efforts constantly on the needs of its professional customers, offering tailor-made services and a wide range of products.