Metro Deal Sparks Speculation

Metro Deal Sparks Speculation

MONTREAL — Officials of Metro Inc. here have yet to reveal their plans for the nearly $500 million the company is receiving as a result of selling half its stake in the convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard, but speculation that the retailer would use it to fund an acquisition continued last week.

“We’re now carefully evaluating different opportunities for these proceeds including investme

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