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11011 Maurice-Duplessis Boulevard

Montréal, QC H1C 1V6


Phone: 514-643-1000


Metro Inc. operates as a food retailer and distributor in Canada. The company operates a network of supermarkets, discount stores, and drugstores in Quebec and Ontario. As of September 26, 2009, the company operated or supplied 655 food stores in Quebec and in Ontario. It also supplies approximately 3400 customers, such as oil companies, hotels, and restaurants, as well as small retail outlets. Its Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Marche Richelieu, and Food Basics banners are designed to serve specific consumer needs. The company’s 5 warehouses and 3 cash-and-carry stores involve in the procurement and storage of grocery products, general merchandise, non-perishable goods, and certain dairy products. It also operates 11 warehouses for the procurement and storage of meat, frozen foods, fruits, and vegetables, as well as for the supply of institutional clients and small retail outlets. The company operates in the pharmaceutical sector and serves directly, from two warehouses or through authorized suppliers, independent and/or (in Ontario) corporate drugstores and health care institutions, such as hospitals and nursing homes throughout Quebec and Ontario. The company's subsidiary, McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique Inc., is the franchisor for the Brunet and Brunet Plus banners. McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique Inc. also supplies a network of drugstores focusing on professional pharmacy services that operate under the Clini Plus banner. As of September 26, 2009, Metro Ontario Inc. stores provided full in-store pharmacy services. These drugstores operate under two banners, Pharmacy and Drug Basics. McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique Inc. supplies these Ontario drugstores. As of September 26, 2009, the company operated or supplied 268 drugstores in Quebec and in Ontario. History Metro Inc. was founded in 1982.


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