Metcash Limited (ASX:MTS)
Metcash Limited (ASX:MTS) is Australia's leading wholesale distribution and marketing company.
Metcash believes that it is absolutely vital to Australia that there is a sustainable, independent, family-owned business sector. Independent retailers support their local communities. Metcash helps them to be the Best Store in Town by providing merchandising, operational and marketing support across food, liquor and hardware.
In Food, Metcash supports a network of over 1,600 independently owned stores Australia-wide, including the IGA and Foodland brands. Its retailer partners mix the charm, knowledge and convenience of a local store, with the quality and competitive prices of a national one. The stores Metcash supports sit at the heart of the local community, sourcing a range of the best products from local producers and contributing to the local economy.
In Liquor, Metcash is the largest supplier to independent liquor retailers and the largest broad range liquor wholesaler in Australia. Through its Independent Brands Australia group, Metcash supports ~2,700 stores across leading independent retail brands such as Cellarbrations, The Bottle-O, IGA Liquor, Duncans, Thirsty Camel, Big Bargain and Porters Liquor.
In Hardware, Metcash supports the largest independent hardware group in Australia and is a leader in servicing the Trade market. Under the Independent Hardware Group, Metcash supports Mitre 10, Home Timber & Hardware, Hardings, Thrifty-Link Hardware and True Value Hardware; Metcash supply's more than 1,600 hardware stores nationwide.