MONTREAL, April 11, 2019 – Consumers in the greater Montréal area can now use the Uber Eats app to order Metro’s freshly prepared ready to eat meals to bring variety to their lunches and make family dinners a little simpler. First launched as a pilot project in three Metro stores, the initiative will be broadened to 23 more stores* to reach customers in Montréal, Laval and on the South Shore who are looking for quick ready-prepared meal ideas delivered right to their door.
“In just a few clicks, customers can access a wide range of ready to eat meals prepared daily in stores using fresh products,” affirmed Gino Plevano, Vice President, Digital Strategy and Online Shopping at METRO. “Through this service, we are meeting the growing demand for ready to eat options and satisfying the needs of our customers even more effectively.”
In addition to a variety of lunchtime sandwich and salad combos is an array of affordable individual and family-sized ready to eat meals for easy dinners delivered in about 30 minutes at home or at the office by an Uber Eats driver.
“Uber Eats is very pleased to partner with Metro, that, like us, continually strives to innovate to meet consumers’ changing needs,” said Simon Brown, general manager of Uber Eats Québec. “We are working very hard to continue to expand the offer of affordable meals on Uber Eats and provide our growing and diverse customer base with an ever greater selection.”
Metro is the very first Canadian food banner to join forces with Uber Eats. The new service is in line with the company’s overall digital strategy, which aims to position Metro as the retailer that provides the food experience that best responds to consumers’ needs and behaviours.
With annual sales of approximately $16 billion, METRO INC. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, the company operates or services a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as of more than 650 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners, providing employment to almost 90,000 people.