A&P Canada turns off the lights in support of Earth Hour

    - Stores will reduce or turn off lighting -

    TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - A&P Canada will join millions of people around
the world by dimming their lights at participating stores across Ontario to
support Earth Hour. A global initiative led by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to
help raise awareness about global warming, Earth Hour will take place on
Saturday, March 29, 2008.
    While all participating A&P stores, including A&P, Dominion, Ultra Food &
Drug, The Barn and Loeb will remain open and fully operational, at 8:00 p.m.
(where open, please see www.freshobsessed.com for store hours) customers will
notice dimmed lights at store level as the stores show their support by
cutting down on their electricity usage.
    This is not the first time A&P Canada will reduce its electrical usage.
In the summer of 2007 the company was recognized by Hydro Toronto for reducing
energy consumption in stores across the GTA.
    A&P Canada has committed to help Leave it Greener by joining in
environmental initiatives that everyone can benefit from. A&P Canada is the
first to offer plastic bag recycling bins in all stores across Ontario.
Customers can return their conventional plastic grocery bags to any A&P,
Dominion, Ultra Food & Drug, The Barn, Loeb and Food Basics stores. The used
plastic bags collected at stores are combined with plastic films at store
level and sold to companies who use the plastic to manufacture new bags
containing post consumer recycled film.
    Since the recycle plastic bag program was launched in 1996, A&P Canada
has diverted 3.57 million pounds - or 250 million plastic bags - from reaching

    Serving Canadians since 1927, A&P Canada Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary
of METRO INC. and operates more than 280 grocery stores under the A&P,
Dominion, Ultra Food & Drug, The Barn, Loeb and Food Basics banners throughout
Ontario. For more information and for store locations, visit

For further information:

For further information: Selena Fiacco, Director, Communications, A&P
Canada Co., (416) 234-6081, selena.fiacco@metro.ca

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