MONTREAL -- Canadian supermarket operator Metro here last week said it would expand its new Metro Plus supermarket concept by opening up to 50 of the larger-format stores in the next few years. the concept are performing well, and the company hopes to add 20 to 25 of the stores in fiscal 2004. The stores feature expanded fresh and prepared-foods departments and larger sections for seasonal general merchandise. The newest prototype measures 45,000 square feet, vs. 21,000 square feet for the ...

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