Press Releases 2020


METRO announces extension of employee wage premium

Montréal, April 18, 2020 – METRO INC. (TSX: MRU) announces that the payment of an additional $2/hour to employees of its food stores and distribution centres is extended until May 30, 2020. This measure applies to approximately 50,000 people.

“The particular circumstances that led us to make this decision have not changed and we are therefore maintaining this temporary measure," explained Eric La Flèche, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Our teams continue to do a remarkable job, and thanks to their efforts, we are able to meet the needs of our customers," added Mr. La Flèche.

About METRO inc.
With annual sales of more than $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 some 950 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as some 650 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners, providing employment to almost 90,000 people. For more details, visit





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