METRO PROFIT RISES 65% IN 2ND QUARTER

MONTREAL -- Metro-Richelieu here said net income rose 65.1% to $5.1 million (Canadian $7.1 million) in the second quarter ended March 12. Sales increased 2.9% for the quarter to $460 million.by expenses related to the sale of the grocery distribution center's transportation division.Pierre H. Lessard, president and chief executive officer, said Metro continues to consolidate its competitive position

MONTREAL -- Metro-Richelieu here said net income rose 65.1% to $5.1 million (Canadian $7.1 million) in the second quarter ended March 12. Sales increased 2.9% for the quarter to $460 million.

by expenses related to the sale of the grocery distribution center's transportation division.

Pierre H. Lessard, president and chief executive officer, said Metro continues to consolidate its competitive position by emphasizing merchandising and remodeling programs.

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