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We look at Metro Canada’s improved sales and profit performance in the third quarter and its plans to invest in retail technology to drive store productivity.

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We review Metro Inc.’s second quarter results and progress with the integration of drugstore chain, Jean Coutu. Solid gains in food with same-store sales up 4.3% Metro’s second quarter sales increased 27.7% to $3.7bn, reflecting the acquisition of drugstore operator, Jean Coutu. Excluding this, sales were up 4.0%. The retailer’s food same-store sales were up 4.3%, with pharmacy same-store s...
Metro is launching a new initiative in Québec where customers can use their own reusable containers and zipper bags to purchase fresh products at its supermarkets. Reducing single-use plastic packaging Going live at the end of April, Metro’s deli, ready-to-eat meals, meat, fish and seafood and pastry counters in all its supermarkets in Québec will accept customers’ resealable plastic contai...
We review Metro’s first quarter performance and progress with the integration of the Jean Coutu Group. Sales growth boosted by Jean Coutu acquisition Metro’s first quarter sales increased 27.8% to $4.0bn, reflecting the acquisition of the Jean Coutu Group. Excluding the acquisition, sales were up 3.5%. Food same-store sales increased 3.2%, drive by stronger traffic and basket growth, while ...

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