MONTREAL (FNS) -- Metro-Richelieu here said its earnings rose 60.3% to $7.9 million in the 12-week fourth quarter ended Sept. 25. Sales during the quarter rose 18.1% to $693 million. These figures reflect sales and income from the 40 Loeb stores in Ontario Metro-Richelieu acquired last June. 998. That acquisition represents Metro-Richelieu's first foray into the Ontario market. Capital expenditures for the year amounted to $60 million, primarily for the improvement of the company's retail ...

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