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Metro building new automated distribution centre in Quebec, expanding another

MONTREAL — Metro Inc. announced plans to spend $420 million over five years to build a new, automated distribution centre for fresh and frozen products near Montreal and expand a produce and dairy products distribution centre in Quebec.
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MONTREAL — Metro Inc. announced plans to spend $420 million over five years to build a new, automated distribution centre for fresh and frozen products near Montreal and expand a produce and dairy products distribution centre in Quebec.

The company says the new distribution centre in Terrebonne, Que., just north of Montreal will open in 2023.

The expansion of the Laval distribution centre will be complete in 2024.

The produce and dairy products distribution centre in Laval will be expanded to handle an increased volume of fruits and vegetables.

Dairy products will then be distributed from the new Terrebonne facility.

Metro says employees at its existing meat and frozen food distribution centre in Montreal North and fish and seafood distribution centre in Riviere-des-Prairies/Pointe-aux-Trembles will be transferred to the new distribution centre.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 11, 2020.

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The Canadian Press