MONTREAL, April 15, 2019 – Customers now have the option to use their own reusable containers and zipper bags to purchase fresh products in Metro stores across Québec.
“We want to reduce the use of single-use plastic packaging. This is why we implemented a simple structure for customers to bring their own containers from home without having to compromise the quality or safety of the products they purchase in our stores,” said Marc Giroux, Senior Vice President – Metro.
As of April 22, the deli, ready-to-eat meals, meat, fish and seafood and pastry counters in all Metro stores in Québec will accept customers’ resealable plastic containers and bags to package products.
For nearly a decade, METRO has been formally committed to a corporate responsibility approach based on four pillars: customers, communities, employees and the environment. The company has set objectives and developed strong programs to reduce its environmental impacts through measures to manage its waste, reduce food waste, optimize packaging and increase the energy efficiency of its buildings.
In addition, METRO is currently finalizing a packaging and printed materials policy that will be released in the first half of 2019 to make further progress and reduce packaging waste.
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.