Metro scoops up the grand prize at the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards - Irresistibles Fat Free Sorbets win in Private Label Category

    MONTREAL, June 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Metro Inc. is proud to announce that its
new line of Irresistibles Sorbets has been selected as the winner of the first
prize in the Private Label category at the Canadian Grand Prix New Product
Awards. This is the second year in a row that Metro and Irresistibles scooped
up the grand prize in the new product category. The competition, organized by
the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCGD), recognizes the quality,
packaging, design and originality of food products.
    The perfect summer treat, Irresistibles Sorbets, available in mango,
raspberry and lemon, were selected for their superb restaurant quality and
taste. The sorbets are an excellent value for consumers looking for a sublime
but light dessert to serve to guests. The product's packaging exudes the
freshness and expresses the authenticity of the flavour and sophistication of
the sorbet.
    "This year's award is a great accomplishment for Metro and the
Irresistibles name," said Jean-Louis Charpentier, Vice-President, Corporate
Brands. "It exemplifies our commitment to offering quality products to our
    The Irresistibles Fat Free Sorbets are a refreshing way to indulge in
dessert, without any of the guilt. Made with over 50 per cent fruit, without
milk and lightly air whipped, the sorbets are available at all Metro stores
and retail for $4.99.


    With annual sales of nearly $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, Metro
Inc. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Quebec and Ontario,
where it operates a network of close to 600 food stores under several banners
including Metro, Metro Plus, A&P, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250
pharmacies under the Brunet, Clini Plus, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.
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