Here and Now Toronto | Aug 14, 2013 | 5:40

Metro and the Grocery Wars

Today, the Metro grocery chain announced its closing some its Ontario stores and turning others into Food Basics. David Soberman teaches marketing at the University of Toronto's Rotman's School of Management. He explains why.

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