Produce Resets Spark Q3 Earnings for Metro

MONTREAL — Remerchandised produce departments at Metro stores in Canada helped Metro Inc. here increase sales by 3.7% and net earnings by 13.6% during the fiscal third quarter, the company said Wednesday.

The company also cited cost controls, profit contributions from the newly acquired Marche Adonis and Phoenicia businesses and a 1% increase in same-store sales during the period, which ended June 30.

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