November 2, 2017: Metro Inc.'s Eastern Ontaro Local Purchasing Program kicks off with a Vendor Day.
Grocery retailer Metro recently announced the arrival in-store of 71 new products from 13 suppliers situated in the Lake Ontario East and St. Lawrence River vicinity, in an initiative to offer customers in that area unique products either made or developed in their community.
The roll-out marks the third phase of the local purchasing program in Ontario. The program kicked off in Ottawa in March, followed by Southwestern Ontario in June. Eventually, locally sourced products will be available at Metro and Food Basics stores across the province.
Through an ongoing partnership with Foodland Ontario, Metro works to promote varied Ontario agri-food products across numerous major product categories.