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Metro opened a new $12-million Super C grocery store Thursday in the Buckingham area of Gatineau, Quebec.

Metro Opens New Gatineau-Area Super C

Metro opened a new $12-million Super C grocery store Thursday in the Buckingham area of Gatineau, Que.

The 35,000-square-foot outlet is located in a new building at 155 Avenue Lépine. Metro leased the space, a company spokeswoman told Connect.

The store is the company’s 106th Super C location.

Buckingham is a former city that was incorporated into Gatineau in the early 2000s. Gatineau is located on Quebec’s western edge in the National Capital Region, which includes Ottawa and surrounding communities in Ontario and Quebec.

“The addition of this new store is part of a deployment plan that will allow us to consolidate our position as the best discounters in Quebec,” aid Loïc Cloutier, Super C’s senior vice-president, in a news release.

The store has created approximately 130 jobs, In conjunction with the opening, the company donated $5,000 to long-time partner Moisson Outaoais through the grocery chain’s One More Bite food recovery program.

In early November, Metro opened a new 600,000-square-foot automated distribution centre in the Greater Montreal Area. The company is a major food and pharmacy player in Quebec and Ontario with $19 billion in annual sales and 95,000 employees.

Photo: Courtesy of Metro

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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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