SOBEYS-PROVIGO BATTLE HEATS UP

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia -- The competitive battle between Sobeys here and Montreal-based Provigo is intensifying, and reverberations are being felt in the Provigo boardroom.sidering resigning from the board of directors of Provigo because of apparent conflicts of interest. The Sobeys own 24% of Provigo stock and are the distributor's second-largest shareholder, with holdings valued at about $121 million

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia -- The competitive battle between Sobeys here and Montreal-based Provigo is intensifying, and reverberations are being felt in the Provigo boardroom.

sidering resigning from the board of directors of Provigo because of apparent conflicts of interest. The Sobeys own 24% of Provigo stock and are the distributor's second-largest shareholder, with holdings valued at about $121 million Canadian ($89 million U.S.). But Sobeys will increasingly run into Provigo's terr

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