All customers in Greater Montreal can now benefit from Metro’s online grocery shopping

Montreal, CANADA, 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metro’s online grocery shopping is now being offered to all customers in Greater Montreal, from Vaudreuil to Repentigny, and from Blainville to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, just one year after being launched. Serving close to 1.7 million homes spread over 64 municipalities, it will allow nearly 4 million consumers to […]

METRO announces $400-million investment to continue its growth and expansion in the Ontario market

Montreal, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO Inc. (TSX: MRU) announced today (October 11, 2017) a projected $400-million investment over 6 years in its Ontario distribution network. The company will modernize its operations in Toronto between 2018 and 2023 by building a new fresh distribution facility and a new frozen distribution facility—both of which […]

METRO enters ready-to-cook meals market; will acquire majority interest in MissFresh Inc.

Montreal, 2017-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO INC. (TSX: MRU) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in MissFresh Inc., a Montreal company specializing in the delivery of ready-to-cook meals. Ever-responsive to industry trends, METRO is thereby positioning itself in a growing market: the online sale of […]

METRO further expands its ability to digitally transform the hospitality sector thru partnership with Planday

Düsseldorf, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP partners with Planday, the leading European employee scheduling and workforce management solution provider. METRO has committed to acquire a minority stake in Planday, a workforce management solution provider that enables business owners to take employee scheduling from pen and paper to a streamlined, digital process – […]

METRO launches fundraising campaign supporting Canadian Red Cross to assist flooding victims in Québec

MONTREAL, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sensitive to the situation currently impacting thousands of Quebeckers, METRO is launching a fundraising campaign supporting the Canadian Red Cross in its efforts to assist those affected by the flooding in Québec. Beginning May 9th, METRO will appeal to the generosity of its Metro and Super C store […]

Metro partners with la Ferme des Voltigeurs for the supply of Irresistibles private label fresh chicken products

Montreal, 2017-Mar-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metro is pleased to announce that all Irresistibles private label fresh chicken products will now come from la Ferme des Voltigeurs, one of the largest producers / processors of grain-fed and organic chicken in Quebec. Offered under the Irresistibles Naturalia and Irresistibles Organic labels, the 10 products, certified by […]

Metro Local Purchasing Program brings in 91 news products from 19 different suppliers from the Ottawa region

Toronto, ON, 2017-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metro today announces the arrival in store of 91 news products from 19 different suppliers from the Ottawa region, as a result of the pilot project currently underway in that region. The products will be from the deli, dairy, grocery, meat, frozen grocery, bakery and produce categories. Beginning […]

METRO announces new initiatives Responsible Procurement Framework and Supplier Code of Conduct

Montréal, 2017-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, METRO announced the adoption of its Responsible Procurement Framework and Supplier Code of Conduct for responsible procurement. These new initiatives will enable METRO to provide its customers with the responsible products they are looking for and to communicate its expectations and requirements to their suppliers to better meet […]

METRO GROUP: the Wholesale and Food Business to be called METRO; the Consumer Electronics division to be called CECONOMY

New company names published: It is intended that, in the future, the METRO GROUP Wholesale and Food Specialist Company will be called METRO, the METRO GROUP Consumer Electronics Company will be called CECONOMY Two focused, independent companies present their equity stories at the Capital Markets Day After effective date of the demerger, both companies expected […]

Metro launches online grocery shopping with guaranteed freshness promise

Montréal, 2016-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metro now offers consumers the opportunity to do their grocery shopping online with a guaranteed freshness promise. Implementation begins today in two Metro Plus stores in Montreal and one in Laval, reaching consumers in the greater Montreal area. To guarantee freshness, employees dedicated to online grocery shopping were trained […]

Metro to showcase local cheeses in support of Sélection Caseus

Montréal, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third straight year, Metro is proud to support Sélection Caseus, the annual competition intended to showcase the know-how of Quebec cheese makers. As a result, Metro will carry out a major program to showcase local cheeses in its stores throughout the province. “Our consumers’ interest in Quebec […]

Techstars powered METRO Accelerator opens the application process for its second programme for start-ups

Wanted are international start-ups that promote the digitalisation of the restaurant, hotel and catering sector Ten selected teams are offered €120,000 investment and access to METRO’s and Techstars’ network of experts Continuation of the world’s first accelerator for digital solutions in the food tech and hospitality industry, starting in September in Berlin Applications for the […]

METRO and Techstars officially launched the new Techstars METRO Accelerator; applications until 3 August 2015

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO and Techstars have officially launched the new Techstars METRO Accelerator: Starting immediately, the two partners are seeking start-up teams who support the digitisation of the gastronomy, hotel, catering and food industries with their technological applications. From now until 3 August 2015, interested teams of founders from around the […]

METRO partners with US company Techstars to support innovative hospitality start-ups

Techstars METRO Accelerator: METRO collaborates with US partner Techstars to promote digital innovations for customers in the hospitality sector Innovation to be an integral part of METRO GROUP’s corporate strategy: customer and market trends to be incorporated faster into business operations Focus on new channels, logistics and marketing solutions as well as innovative services New […]

METRO start-up study: majority of hoteliers and food service providers would still opt for self-employment if they had to make the choice all over again

First start-up study for hotel, restaurant and catering sector More than three quarters of hoteliers and food service providers are satisfied or very satisfied with owning their own business Nearly two thirds would still opt for self-employment if they had to make the choice all over again Four fifths consider the lack of qualified staff […]