METRO-RICHELIEU TO SHORTEN NAME

MONTREAL -- Metro-Richelieu here said last week it will shorten its name to Metro, the better to reflect its efforts to expand beyond its native province of Quebec.The name change was announced at the company's annual meeting, where shareholders also heard Pierre Lessard, Metro president and chief executive officer, say that, despite recurring rumors, the chain is not a takeover target.Lessard also

MONTREAL -- Metro-Richelieu here said last week it will shorten its name to Metro, the better to reflect its efforts to expand beyond its native province of Quebec.

The name change was announced at the company's annual meeting, where shareholders also heard Pierre Lessard, Metro president and chief executive officer, say that, despite recurring rumors, the chain is not a takeover target.

Lessard also said the company shows no signs of losing market share in Quebec to competito

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