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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