Adonis Boosts Metro Results

“We had positive same-store sales growth. We’re pleased with that in a virtually nil inflation environment.” — Eric La Fleche, president and CEO, Metro

MONTREAL — Metro here said sales and profit growth in its fiscal fourth quarter outpaced the year overall, buoyed by Metro’s investment last year in Marché Adonis, an ethnic food retailer.

Net income in the fourth quarter, which included an extra week, was up 75.9%, to $145.1 million. For the full year — also including an extra week — net income was up 27.7%, to $489.3 million.

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