METRO France opens first delivery depot in Savigny-le-Temple near Paris

25 April 2024

Starting point for the development of an efficient nationwide logistics network

Opening FSD depot in France
Pascal Peltier, CEO METRO France (centre), Eric Riegger, CFO METRO AG (right) and Rafael Gasset, COO METRO AG (left) at the opening of the new delivery depot.

In Savigny-le-Temple, south of Paris, METRO France has opened its first fully FSD (Food Service Distribution) orientated delivery depot. The depot covers an area of almost 17,000 square metres and has four temperature zones. Up to 300,000 orders per year can be processed here for the Paris and Ile-de-France region, which has a particularly high density of restaurants and a correspondingly high delivery potential. "In this way, we will significantly strengthen the FSD capacities of METRO France in order to achieve the FSD sales target of €1.6 billion by 2030," said Pascal Peltier, CEO of METRO France, at the official opening.

 

With 99 stationary stores with nationwide out-of-store delivery, METRO France already supplies over 160,000 restaurateurs - from small bistros to traditional restaurants and caterers to Michelin-starred restaurants. The delivery depot in Paris has now been opened as part of a further professionalisation of the delivery service and in order to be able to respond even better to customers' needs. It is also the first step towards establishing a nationwide, efficient logistics network.

Another example of the expansion of delivery at METRO is the opening of an FSD depot in Bulgaria, which also took place in April. Here, a new delivery platform has been created directly next to a stationary store, which can handle around 80 delivery trips per day with 7 new truck ramps.

With the sCore strategy, METRO has set itself the ambition of significantly expanding the delivery service as the largest growth lever within the multichannel business model and tripling delivery sales across the group by 2030. The basis for this is the targeted expansion of the delivery infrastructure to enable delivery both from existing stores (out-of-store delivery, OOS) and via specific depots. At the same time, the Salesforce, which plays a central role in customer acquisition and support in the delivery service and forms the interface to the stores and depots, is also being systematically expanded.