Press Releases 2017

Metro Ontario Announces $19-Million Investment in Windsor Market –
Grocery Retailer Adds to Existing Store Network to Improve Customer Experience

Toronto, ON, February 24, 2017 –Grocery retailer Metro Ontario announced today that it is investing $19-million in the Windsor market by opening new, and upgrading existing Metro and Food Basics store locations in the city. By mid-2017, there will be four Metro and three Food Basics locations in Windsor, employing approximately 630 people.

In addition to investing in its employees, the three existing Metro locations in Windsor will see improvements made to product assortment, store fixtures and décor in the coming months. Customers will benefit from an improved shopping experience, with a greater variety of products and services, provided by knowledgeable employees.

As the first phase of the investment, Metro opened a new Food Basics store location at 2750 Tecumseh Road West on Thursday, November 24, 2016. In June 2017, a new 40,000 sq. ft. Metro location will open in the Devonshire Mall.

"Our customers will appreciate our new and improved stores and will enjoy the improved shopping experience.” said Carmen Fortino, Executive Vice President and Metro Ontario Division Head. “We look forward to continuing serving our Windsor customers for years to come.”

As part of its community investment strategy, Metro will continue to give back to Windsor at a neighbourhood level. An example is Metro’s Green Apple School Program, which awards $1,000 grants to Ontario schools to create programming that encourages healthy eating habits. The program has funded 20 school programs in Windsor schools in the school year to date, 10 of which were made as an additional donation by the company.

With annual sales of over $12 billion and over 65,000 employees, METRO INC. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical distribution in Québec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Food Basics, Metro Plus and Super C, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.



Contact Information:

Mark Bernhardt
Communications Specialist, Metro Inc.
(416) 234-6155