Metro Eyes Acquisitions

MONTREAL Less than two years after spending $1.5 billion for A&P's 236 stores in Ontario in 2005, Metro here said it would consider more acquisitions outside its key markets of Quebec and Ontario. The company's medium-term goal is to become the second-largest grocer in Canada behind Loblaw Cos. and leapfrogging over Sobeys, Pierre Lessard, Metro's chief executive officer, told shareholders at the

MONTREAL — Less than two years after spending $1.5 billion for A&P's 236 stores in Ontario in 2005, Metro here said it would consider more acquisitions outside its key markets of Quebec and Ontario.

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