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Metro opens automated distribution centre in Quebec

Facility is part of grocer's plan to modernize its distribution network.
Metro Automated Distribution Centre
Photo courtesy of Metro

Metro has opened a new automated distribution centre in Terrebonne, Que.

The facility is part of the grocer’s $1 billion program to modernize its distribution network in Quebec and Ontario. 

Spanning 600,000 square feet, the nine-storey building houses two temperature-controlled zones for some 7,000 fresh and frozen products. 

The centre will service around 700 food stores. It also features a cafeteria with meals cooked on-site, a fitness room and a daycare centre that will open its doors in 2024.

"Our new automated distribution centre in Terrebonne represents the future of Metro's fresh and frozen product distribution in Quebec," says Eric La Flèche, president and CEO, in a statement. "It will strengthen our market position, generate new opportunities for our company and employees, and enable us to remain competitive while pursuing our growth."

Article first appeared on Canadian Grocer November 9, 2023

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