METRO AG engages in the provision of wholesale and foodservice distribution. The firm specializes on serving the needs of hotels, restaurants, and caterers, as well as independent traders. Its brands include METRO Cash & Carry, METRO ADVERTISING, METRO Campus Services, METRO LOGISTICS, and METRO PROPERTIES. It operates through the following geographical segments Germany, Western Europe, Russia, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Other. The company was founded on December 18, 1997 and is headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany.