Press Releases 2010

April 30, 2010 - Your local Metro Reopens - Come see for yourself!

TORONTO, April 30, 2010 – Residents of Barrie are invited to experience food at its best in their renovated Metro store at 400 Bayfield Street beginning Friday, April 30, 2010. The store boasts the newest colours and décor and customers will receive a signature reusable shopping bag as a token of the celebration.

“I want to welcome customers to our newly renovated store and also thank them for their patience,” said Ian Searle, store manager. “Barrie is a fantastic community to live in and your Metro store will exceed your expectations.”

Ian and his staff (13 new employees were hired during the renovation) are proud to show off their 28,000 sq. ft. remodeled store with the newest décor and departments which include an expanded deli department, new bakery service counter and new Fresh 2 Go department.

Customers are invited to join in the grand opening celebrations with product tastings of key signature items in the store during the week. Other in-store activities taking place on April 30 include musical entertainment from the Dixie Land Band from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 1. Because Metro is a proud sponsor of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Metro customers also have a chance to meet and greet Toronto Maple Leaf, Luke Schenn from 12 Noon – 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 1, 2010.

About Expanded Deli Department
Treat the cheese lovers in your life by offering them delicious cheese from around the world. Unique artisan cheese hand crafted with care, available in a variety of delicious flavours.

New in the deli department is the artisan deli meat collection. European-inspired premium deli meats that have been perfected through the time-honoured traditions of meat artisans from around the world. With 25 varieties to choose from, all slow-roasted and cured with no artificial flavours.

About Fresh 2 Go
The new Fresh 2 Go department provides customers with relief from the pressures of preparing fresh, quality meals for their families. Fresh 2 Go is a convergence of high quality fresh foods and convenience designed to satisfy the customer’s need for quick, fresh, ready-to-serve foods for themselves and their families.

New in the Fresh 2 Go department is the rotisserie chicken. Mouth watering chicken slow roasted to perfection. Available in delicious flavours like barbeque, applewood smoked flavour and more.

About Bakery Service Counter
Metro’s bakery department offers a wide selection of fresh Artisan bread baked three times daily. The exclusive Premiere Moisson and the Irresistibles private label brands represent the best bread and baked goods in the market. The expanded display case and enhanced assortment include: mini pastries, cakes for two, Montreal style bagels, and large muffins.

Metro Ontario Inc.
Metro Inc. is a Canadian company with offices and operations in both Ontario and Quebec. Metro Ontario Inc. operates its 272 stores under one conventional banner, Metro and under one discount banner, Food Basics. The company employs over 30,000 people in Ontario. For further information, please visit

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For more information, please contact:

Natalie Valentini
Communications Specialist
Metro Ontario Inc.


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