METRO PLANS EXPANSION WITH METRO PLUS STORES

MONTREAL -- Metro here will continue to invest millions of dollars to defend its market share in Quebec with a new banner while continuing its expansion in Ontario.Last year, it launched Metro Plus, and now has 13 Metro Plus stores across Quebec. It expects to have 40 by year-end, and 80 by the end of 2005. Ranging in size between 35,000 square feet and 62,000 square feet, Metro Plus features a wider

MONTREAL -- Metro here will continue to invest millions of dollars to defend its market share in Quebec with a new banner while continuing its expansion in Ontario.

Last year, it launched Metro Plus, and now has 13 Metro Plus stores across Quebec. It expects to have 40 by year-end, and 80 by the end of 2005. Ranging in size between 35,000 square feet and 62,000 square feet, Metro Plus features a wider variety of nonfood products, an organic food section, and a health and beauty sectio

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