“[T]he cards will range between $300, $150 and $75 depending if you are a full time or a part- time employee,” said a Metro statement provided to Canadian Grocer. The gift cards will be given in May to Metro’s front-line staff working in stores and distribution centres.
“Once again, families in Ontario and certain regions in Quebec will now mainly rely on grocers and pharmacies for their food, essentials and medication needs. We are proud to continue serving our communities in these areas during this difficult time,” said Sobeys in a statement.
Employees at Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, Farm Boy stores, as well as those working with Voilà by Sobeys and retail support centre front-line teammates in Ontario, and frontline staff in certain IGA locations in locked down regions in Quebec will be eligible for the bonuses ranging from $10 to $100 per week depending on hours worked.
Sobeys said the program would run until mandated lockdowns were lifted.