Berli Jucker Plc (BJC), a SET-listed trading company, expects the 655-million-euro (28.2 billion baht) acquisition of Metro Group's cash-and-carry unit in Vietnam to achieve its goal of becoming a fully integrated consumer goods provider in the region.
A Metro cash-and-carry store in Ho Chi Minh City. With the Metro purchase, BJC will control 22% of Vietnam's modern grocery business. AFP
BJC will now have its own supply and service chain for consumer items from production, distribution and retail outlets in Vietnam, said president Aswin Techajaroenvikul.
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