Metro Inc. is a popular supermarket chain with locations in Quebec and Ontario. There are over 950 food stores and 650 drugstores.
Founded in 1947 in Quebec, Metro attracted many independent stores to join the company. Within five years, there were 43 affiliated stores. They continued to grow and went through a series of mergers and acquisitions, and currently operates stores under multiple banner stores, including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Marche Ami, and others. In 1993, Metro entered the Toronto Stock Exchange and has been publicly traded ever since
Metro offers discounts and promotions through online and in store weekly flyers. They also have a Metro Thunder Bucks card, which is free to enroll in, and you can earn points on every purchase. Thunder Bucks also provides you with personalized coupons, a personalized flyer, and your frequent purchases added to your shopping list.
There are lots of news stories, blog posts, and recipe ideas available on Metro's website. There is also a newsletter that customers can sign up for to learn more about Metro offers and more. One current initiative is the Locally Sourced program, which encourages purchasing from local producers and explains why it's important to both the producer and the consumer.
Metro is well-established in the communities it serves, particularly through its partnership with the Green Apple School Program. The goal of this program is to encourage students to eat healthy by increasing fruit and vegetable intake. Metro invests heavily in this program to improve the health and well-being of students in Ontario and Quebec.