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Canada's No 3 food retailer overpays for pharmacy chain amid retail squeeze

Toronto

METRO Inc, Canada's third-biggest food retailer, on Monday agreed to buy pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group for C$4.5 billion (S$4.9 billion) for cash and stock, paying what analysts said was a "steep" premium to protect against risks facing the retail sector.

The deal comes...

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