Press Releases 2019


Food Basics joins the Port Hope Community

Port Hope, August 8, 2019 - Food Basics will open its doors to a brand-new location at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, in Port Hope, ON at 125 Hope Street South. A grand opening celebration will be held for the public that morning, and will feature light refreshments, in store sampling and a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Bob Sanderson.

With over 32,000 sq. ft. of modern retail space, Food Basics in Port Hope will feature organic produce and OLG Lottery. In addition to the gorgeous new space, the grocer also offers customers a wide array of its high-quality, budget-friendly Irresistibles and Selection products.

“There is such an incredible buzz in the community, says store manager Wayne Donohue. This is first Food Basics in Port Hope and this is an exciting opportunity for residents to get to know us as a discount grocer that is a reliable source for fresh, always in-stock, healthy food at great prices”.

“Food Basics recognizes the role it plays in the lives of our customers.  We want to see communities thrive and it’s important that we continue to add value to Port Hope says John Manax, Vice President of Operations, Food Basics. Therefore, we’ve decided to sponsor the Port Hope Panthers.”

To further strengthen its ties with the community, Food Basics will present a cheque at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank to provide food and other necessities to individuals and families in need.

Since 1995, Food Basics has been helping customers save money on their grocery needs by providing Always More for Less. Food Basics is the discount banner of Metro Ontario Inc. and currently operates more than 130 stores across Ontario.



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. For more details, visit


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