Metcash Limited history, company profile (overview) and corporate video
Metcash Limited is a conglomerate (a multi-industry company) headquartered in New South Wales, Australia. Its businesses span across food, grocery, hardware, and liquor sectors.
The company operates through the following business sectors:
- Food – IGA and Foodland;
- Liquor – Cellarbrations, The Bottle-O, IGA Liquor, Porters Liquor, Thirsty Camel, Big Bargain Bottleshop, and Duncans;
- Hardware – Mitre 10, Home Timber & Hardware, Thrifty-Link Hardware and True Value Hardware, and Hradings.
Metcash’history began in 1927 when Joe David opened his first corner store in Woolloomooloo, NSW, named Davids.
In 1968, Davids entered the liquor market through the acquisition of Harbottle Brown & Co.
In 1987, the liquor group was renamed Australian Liquor Marketers (ALM).
In 1988, Davids introduced the global retail banner „IGA” – Independent Grocers Alliance.
In 2000, Metcash Trading Limited (Metcash) was established, replacing Davids Limited.
In 2005, Metcash acquired Foodland Associated Limited.
In 2016, Independent Hardware Group was established.
In 2017, Metcash merged Campbells Cash & Carry with C-Store Distribution to create a single Convenience business.
With more than 6,000 employees, Metcash Limited is considered one of the largest wholesale distribution and marketing companies in Australia and New Zealand. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World.
*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.metcash.com.
**Video published on YouTube by “Metcash Careers“.