What is Metro?
Combines high quality and service with low prices targeted
at busy shoppers. Emphasis on best selection of perishables in the
marketplace. "Take Away Café" offers gourmet meals
ready to heat and serve. Full service banks, pharmacies and 24 hour
operations at many Metro locations.
Number of stores
Size of stores
53,000 square feet
Dates back to 1940s Food-A-Rama chain. In 1985, SuperRite Foods
of PA bought the 48-store chain, eventually changing the store
to Metro Food Markets. Richfood Holdings, Inc. acquired the Metro
chain in 1995. Metro joined SUPERVALUs retail line-up in
1999, with its acquisition of Richfood.
These stores will transition to the Shoppers
Food Warehouse format and banner during SUPERVALU's fiscal 2004.