Metro’s rolls out online grocery shopping in the Outaouais region

Montréal, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metro’s online grocery shopping is now being offered to all customers in the Outaouais region, from Aylmer to L’Ange-Gardien, and from Cantley to Gatineau. Serving close to 124,000 homes spread over 5 municipalities, it will allow nearly 289,000 consumers to benefit from this service with the guaranteed freshness promise.

“We are pleased to now offer online grocery shopping to the people of Outaouais so that they too can make no compromise with respect to the freshness of the food that they order and find everything they want online as they would in-store. The last months have allowed us to confirm the quality of our service, since 98% of existing users are satisfied with the freshness of the food delivered’’ said Marc Giroux, Senior Vice President, Metro.

To guarantee freshness, employees dedicated to online grocery shopping were trained to select the freshest in-store products, like customers would choose themselves. The products selected are then kept in-store in a dedicated Tri-ZonesTM area: temperate, refrigerated and frozen zones. The freshness of the products is thus preserved and guaranteed, from shelf until they are collected at the store or delivered to home, delivery trucks being equipped with the same process.

“Metro has developed a simple and personalized digital platform. In addition, the members of metro&moi loyalty program save even more time because they can add the products that they buy frequently to their cart. They can also use their personalized coupons as well as their rewards”, pointed out Gino Plevano, Vice President, Digital Strategy and Online Shopping, Metro.

Consumers who do their grocery shopping online can pick up their purchases at the Metro Plus Montée Paiement or have it delivered within the radius being served.

First launched in Montreal in October of 2016, and recently made available in the Quebec City region, Greater Montreal and now in Outaouais, the service now serves 60% of Quebec’s population. Online grocery shopping, like the partnership with MissFresh, is part of the company’s overall digital strategy which is designed to position Metro as the retailer offering the food experience best suited to consumers’ needs and behaviours. The metro&moi loyalty program and all of its features are built into the online offerings. For more information, visit metro.ca.

ABOUT METRO INC.
With annual sales of over $12 billion and over 65,000 employees, METRO INC. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical distribution in Québec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Food Basics, Metro Plus and Super C, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

Contact Information:

Isabelle Salesse
514-643-1000. 2172
isabelle.salesse@metro.ca

Source: METRO INC.

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 benefit from this service with the guaranteed freshness promise.

“We are pleased to now offer online grocery shopping to all consumers in the Greater Montreal area. The last months have allowed us to confirm the quality of our service, since 98% of existing users are satisfied with the freshness of the food delivered’’ said Marc Giroux, Senior Vice President, Metro.

To guarantee freshness, employees dedicated to online grocery shopping were trained to select the freshest in-store products, like customers would choose themselves. The products selected are then kept in-store in a dedicated Tri-ZonesTM area: temperate, refrigerated and frozen zones. The freshness of the products is thus preserved and guaranteed, from shelf until they are collected at the store or delivered to home, delivery trucks being equipped with the same process.

“Metro has developed a simple and personalized digital platform. In addition, the members of metro&moi loyalty program save even more time because they can add the products that they buy frequently to their cart. They can also use their personalized coupons as well as their rewards”, pointed out Gino Plevano, Vice President, Digital Strategy and Online Shopping, Metro.

Five Metro Plus stores are dedicated to preparing digital orders: Ste-Rose (North Shore), Candiac (South Shore), Kirkland, Pie IX/Jean-Talon and LaSalle (Montreal). Consumers who do their grocery shopping online can pick up their purchases in one of those stores or have it delivered according to the radius being served by each store.

First launched in Montreal in October of 2016 and recently made available in the Quebec City region, the service will continue to be deployed and will serve 60% of Quebec’s population by the end of the year. Online grocery shopping, like the partnership with MissFresh, is part of the company’s overall digital strategy which is designed to position Metro as the retailer offering the food experience best suited to consumers’ needs and behaviours. The metro&moi loyalty program and all of its features are built into the online offerings. For more information, visit metro.ca.

Metro inc.
With annual sales of over $12 billion, METRO INC. (TSX: MRU), founded in 1947, is the only major Canadian food distribution compan

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Information:
Yanik Deschênes
YPR
438 390-8244
yanik@yprcanada.com

Stores:
Metro Plus Ste-Rose
1207, boul. Curé-Labelle
Laval, Quebec H7L 3A4

Metro Plus Candiac
50, boul. Montcalm Nord
Candiac, Quebec J5R 3L8

Metro Plus Kirkland
3801, boul. St-Charles Kirkland
Montréal, Quebec H9H 4M4

Metro Plus Pie IX/Jean-Talon
4290, rue Jean-Talon Est
Montréal, Quebec H1S 1J7

Metro Plus LaSalle
1880, av. Dollard
Montréal, Quebec H8N 3G5

SOURCE: Metro Inc.

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 to select the freshest in-store products, like customers would choose themselves. The products selected are then kept in-store in a dedicated Tri-Zones® area: temperate, refrigerated and frozen zones. The freshness of the products is thus preserved and guaranteed, from shelf until they are collected at the store or delivered to home, delivery trucks being equipped with the same process.

“We have made every effort to ensure that customers make no compromise with respect to the freshness of the products selected, that they find all the products they are looking for online as they would in-store and that they receive their order at the most convenient moment for them” said Marc Giroux, Senior Vice President, Metro.

“Metro has developed a simple and personalized digital platform. In addition, the members of the metro&moi loyalty program will save even more time because they will be able to add the products they buy frequently to their cart. They will also be able to use their personalized coupons as well as their rewards”, pointed out Gino Plevano, Vice President, Digital Strategy and Loyalty, Metro.

Consumers who do their grocery shopping online can pick up their purchases in two Montreal stores and one Laval store or have their groceries delivered. In Phase I, delivery will be available on the Island of Montreal in a selected area located East of Highway 15/Décarie. Based on the results of Phase I, Metro will decide on the best way to deploy this initiative elsewhere in Quebec and in Ontario.

Online grocery shopping is part of the company’s overall digital strategy which is designed to position Metro as the retailer offering the food experience best suited to consumers’ needs for years to come. The metro&moi loyalty program and all of its features are built into the online offerings. For more information, visit metro.ca.

Metro Inc.

With annual sales of over $12 billion, METRO INC. (TSX: MRU), founded in 1947, is the only major Canadian food distribution company to have its head office in Quebec. Along with its affiliates and franchisees, METRO INC. employs in Quebec and Ontario over 65,000 people, whose mission is to exceed their customers’ expectations every day to earn their-long term loyalty. METRO INC. operates a network of almost 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

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Contact:

Metro Inc.
Geneviève Grégoire
Communication Advisor
514 643-1000 ext. 2055
genevieve.gregoire@metro.ca

Phase I stores:

Metro Plus Kirkland
3801 St-Charles Blvd.
Kirkland, Québec
514-695-2411

Metro Plus Ste-Rose
1207Curé-Labelle Blvd.
Laval, Québec
450-622-4524

Metro Plus Pie IX
4290 Jean-Talon Street East
Montréal, Québec
514-725-9321

Source: Metro Inc.

Finally, Grocery Delivery Service Is Available In Houston, TX From Lonestarshopping.Com!!!

Its been an incredibly long time since Houston, TX had grocery delivery. Failed supergiant Webgrocer failed Houston almost a decade ago. The only grocery delivery that’s been available is from Rice Epicurean, a brick and mortar niche grocery store that serves a limited region of houston with $7 grocery deliveries.

LonestarShopping.com boasts an online shopping cart of over 10,000 products, with shoppers that live near you ready to go shop at your local HEB. Or, if you want them to go to a different store like Whole Foods you can just type your list in from scratch and tell the shopper/driver to go get it!!

This is not a traditional warehouse style grocery delivery service, nor is it one that is allied with a few brick and mortar grocery stores around town. Instead LonestarShopping.com links independent work from home shoppers with customers who need grocery delivery service in Houston, TX.

LonestarShopping provides a shopping cart simlator: a web portal for customers to have the experience of shopping online. The end result however is a textbox with a grocery list in it for for the local shopper/driver to go and pick at a local supermarket. Aside from providing the shopping cart simulator lonestar also provides innovative web page to help process payments between shoppers and customers, back end shopper software, and generalized electronic facilitation of the online grocery shopping and delivery process. LonestarShopping also keeps feedback reports from customers and manages the independent grocery shoppers to some extent.

The LonestarShopping staff are actually self-employed work from home grocery shoppers, and they constitute the bulk of the company’s public interaction. These independent “Lonestar” shoppers can each have their own rates for grocery delivery and they each cover different regions of Houston. Prices for delivery vary according to delivery – often the minimum delivery fee is around $25 which is less than you’d probably pay for a taxi to the grocery store. And remember unlike ordering from Rice Epicurean there are absolutely NO product mark ups – you pay what the local supermarkets are charging (either HEB if you build your list using the shopping cart, or any other store if you type your list in manually).

Order online at www.LonestarShopping.com

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