Press Releases 2015


MONTREAL, May 28, 2015 - After 7 months of work, the Amqui Metro inaugurated its new space last night, entirely redesigned and improved. Thanks to some 7,000 additional square feet and a 5 million dollar investment, Nicolas Turgeon’s store was rethought and provides exciting offerings in all departments; major changes that the people of Amqui can now benefit from, and that led to the hiring of 15 new employees.

You’ll now find a meat and fish counter with service, bakery items and pastries made on-site, including the line of Première Moisson products, with service, organic, gluten-free and healthy products, a wide choice of cut flowers, a wide variety of fresh produce processed in-store, and greater offerings in all categories. The prepared dishes section will surely delight customers with balanced and ready-to-eat meals prepared by an in-store chef, complete offerings of salads and sandwiches for all tastes, as well as restaurant-style pizzas cooked on-site.

Local products
The Amqui Metro also takes part in Metro’s Local Purchasing Policy, recently implemented in the Lower St. Lawrence region. As a result, the store now hosts a wider variety of local products, with close to 100 new products from 16 local suppliers.

« I’m proud to welcome my customers into a larger space, in a new setting and a new environment, and to be able to offer them the very best in all categories! » said Nicolas Turgeon, franchise owner of the Amqui Metro. "My team and I will continue to do everything possible to make sure that each customer that walks through our doors will have a unique experience."

This investment adds to the approximately 25 million dollars that Metro has invested in its network of stores in the Lower St. Lawrence/Gaspésie region since acquiring the Groupe PG supermarkets in 2009. Metro now has 11 stores in the Lower St. Lawrence region, providing employment to more than 600 people.

With annual sales of over $11 billion, METRO INC. (TSX: MRU), founded in 1947, is the only major Canadian food distribution company to have its head office in Quebec. Along with its affiliates and franchisees, METRO INC. employs in Quebec and Ontario over 65,000 people, whose mission is to satisfy their customers every day and earn their-long term loyalty. METRO INC. operates a network of almost 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

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