MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Metro Inc. is announcing that it
will consolidate its produce and dairy distribution operations in its
Laval centre and will transfer the volume of its
St-Augustin-de-Desmaures produce distribution centre to that location.
The activities of this centre will cease on March 9, 2014.
Major investments would have been required in order to adapt the
St-Augustin-de-Desmaures distribution centre to the growth being
observed in the produce and dairy categories. Measuring 240,000 square
feet, the Laval produce and dairy distribution centre, which opened in
the spring of 2013, can take on the additional volume. It uses
state-of-the-art technology to ensure product quality, variety, and
freshness while at the same time improving the efficiency of the
company's distribution chain and our customers' in-store experience.
This is a very difficult decision which impacts 114 of our employees and
Metro will work with various stakeholders in order to place as many
employees as possible within its operations and to help them through
The transfer of the volume to the Laval centre, along with the arrival
of new products, will result in the creation of over 80 new jobs over
time in Laval.
With annual sales of over $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, METRO
INC. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Québec and
Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under
several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics,
as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug
SOURCE: METRO INC.
For further information:
Senior Director, Corporate Affairs Department, Metro