Metro Inc overview

Find out about the retailer's strategic priorities, commercial focus areas, channel and country presence.

Metro Inc: data

See data on the retailer’s performance and forecasts for its operations by channel.


Retail execution at Metro, Quebec City, Canada

We visited Metro's 'innovation' store concept in Quebec City to see how the retailer has created an elevated store experience through a focus on fresh and prepared foods, a new bakery format and local sourcing.

Canada country presentation

This guide to Canada explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping food retail trends in North America

We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the North American food retail market in 2020 and beyond.

Latest News

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With health and wellness the focus for many retailers at the start of the year, we look at three new initiatives from North America. These are centred on helping consumers make healthier choices, access specialist information, and track progress on their healthy eating journeys.

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We review Metro’s fourth quarter and its plans for further ecommerce investments. Key numbers Fourth quarter sales increased 7.4% to $4.1bn Food same-store sales up 10.0% and pharmacy same-store sales up 5.5% Net earnings up 11.4% to $186.5m Full year sales up 7.3% to $18.0bn, with net earnings up 11.5% to $796.4m Source: IGD Research Conventional growing ahead of d...
Metro Inc. is accelerating the roll-out of the FoodHero app to almost 100 stores, following a successful pilot over the last nine months. Saving customers 30-50% Launched last May, the FoodHero app enables customers to save 30-50% on unsold products that are close to their expiry dates. Following a pilot in five Metro stores in Montreal, over 30,000 products were sold via the app. Through t...
We review Metro Inc.’s second quarter performance, including the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on its results. Sales up $125m due to pandemic Metro’s sales increased by 7.8% to $4.0bn in Q2, with the last two weeks of the quarter impacted by the pandemic. Same-store food sales were up 9.7%, while pharmacy same-store sales increased 7.9%. Adjusted net earnings were up 17.9% t...

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