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MONTREAL (FNS) -- Speculation continues to swirl around Metro here that it will soon be bought by another grocery giant outside Canada as part of the next phase of grocery consolidation north of the border.The most often mentioned names are Supervalu, Minneapolis, and Ahold, Zaandam, the Netherlands, which denies being interested in Metro.Why the speculation?"Metro [formerly Metro-Richelieu] cannot

MONTREAL (FNS) -- Speculation continues to swirl around Metro here that it will soon be bought by another grocery giant outside Canada as part of the next phase of grocery consolidation north of the border.

The most often mentioned names are Supervalu, Minneapolis, and Ahold, Zaandam, the Netherlands, which denies being interested in Metro.

Why the speculation?

"Metro [formerly Metro-Richelieu] cannot survive long as a regional player with minimal buying power, limit

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