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Uncovered Metro Challenging Kroger For Title Of North America's Best Grocer

(Editor's Note: Investors should be mindful of the risks of transacting in securities with limited liquidity, such as MTRAF. Metro's listing in Toronto, MRU.TO, offers stronger liquidity.)

Over the past 10 years, Metro (OTCPK:MTRAF) has arguably been North America's second-best publicly traded grocer after Kroger (NYSE:KR). The two share several similarities: neither is the largest in their respective market but they are the best, consistent dividend growth and share repurchases, track records of steady EPS growth and good returns on invested capital, and both have seen tremendous success with their respective loyalty programs.

Interestingly, Metro has not received any meaningful coverage on Seeking Alpha. If lower quality grocers such as SUPERVALU (NYSE:SVU) receive coverage,

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