METRO-RICHELIEU REGISTERS IMPROVED QUARTER AND HALF

MONTREAL -- Metro-Richelieu here said sales and earnings rose for the second quarter and first half ended March 15.ile sales jumped 7.3% to $537.5 million for the quarter and 5.6% to $1.1 billion for the half.The company said sales for the food segment alone climbed 8.9% for the quarter and 7.1% for the half. Capital expenditures for the half totaled $25.9 million, including $16.3 million to expand

MONTREAL -- Metro-Richelieu here said sales and earnings rose for the second quarter and first half ended March 15.

ile sales jumped 7.3% to $537.5 million for the quarter and 5.6% to $1.1 billion for the half.

The company said sales for the food segment alone climbed 8.9% for the quarter and 7.1% for the half. Capital expenditures for the half totaled $25.9 million, including $16.3 million to expand the company's retail network. Metro-Richelieu's independent customers inves

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