ATLANTA — InComm, a leading payments technology company, announced Thursday that one of Canada’s leading food and pharmacy retailers, Metro, is joining its retail network. Through the partnership, this summer the companies will launch a prepaid product and payments program within Metro’s Ontario and Quebec banners. The agreement is an expansion of InComm’s 14-year partnership with the
MONTREAL — Jean Coutu Group shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of the pharmacy chain to fellow Quebec retailer Metro Inc. A near-unanimous 99.9% of votes cast sanctioned the $4.5 billion transaction, which was well above the two-thirds requirement. Shareholders of Coutu are being offered a combination of cash and stock worth about $24.50 per
MONTREAL — Jean Coutu Group shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the planned sale of the pharmacy chain to Quebec food and drug retailer Metro Inc. Jean Coutu said Wednesday that a near-unanimous 99.9% of votes cast sanctioned the $4.5 billion (Canadian) transaction, which was well above the two-thirds requirement. Under the Jean Coutu acquisition deal, the
MONTREAL — The acquisition of the Jean Coutu Group by Metro Inc. will create a $16 billion food and drug retailer with 1,307 stores in Quebec, Ontario and News Brunswick. Metro has agreed to purchase Coutu for $24.50 per share in cash and stock in a total deal valued at $4.5 billion ($3.6 billion U.S.).
MONTREAL — Just days after confirming talks about a potential deal, Metro Inc. and the Jean Coutu Group have agreed to merge. The companies said Monday that Metro plans to acquire Jean Coutu Group for $24.50 per share in cash and stock in a total deal valued at $4.5 billion ($3.6 billion U.S.). Under the
VARENNES, Quebec — Stockholders of the Jean Coutu Group elected two new directors to the company’s board at its annual shareholders meeting. The Canadian pharmacy operator said late Tuesday that Marie-Josée Lamothe and Michael Hanley have joined the board. Lamothe is managing director of branding and managing director for Quebec at Google Canada. She’s also
LONGUEUIL, Quebec — Jean Coutu Group has begun construction of its new headquarters and distribution center in Varennes, Quebec. The Canadian drug chain broke ground on the 3.4 million-square-foot site Friday in a ceremony attended by chairman Jean Coutu, president and chief executive officer François Coutu, and other company executives, as well as Varennes mayor