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Metro completes Coutu acquisition

Metro completes Coutu acquisition

MONTREAL — Metro Inc. has completed its $4.5 billion ($3.6 billion U.S.) acquisition of the Jean Coutu Group, creating a food and drug retailer with more than  1,300 stores in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick. The store count includes Metro’s 600-plus supermarkets, Coutu’s more than 400 drug stores and Metro’s 250-plus drug stores, which include the

Jean Coutu Group tallies 2Q sales gains

Jean Coutu Group tallies 2Q sales gains

VARENNES, Quebec — Retail and corporate sales climbed at Jean Coutu Group in the fiscal 2018 second quarter, the first reporting period since its $4.5 billion (Canadian) deal to be acquired by Metro Inc. Net profit per share in the quarter ended Sept. 2 topped analysts’ consensus forecast but came in two cents less than

Metro, Jean Coutu strike deal to merge

Metro, Jean Coutu strike deal to merge

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