Canadian grocery store operator Metro has posted a 15.7% rise in quarterly profit to C$41.3m (US$31.7m), or 42 cents a share, compared to $35.9m, or 36 cents a share, a year earlier. For the fourth quarter to 27 September sales were $1.3bn, compared to $1.2bn a year earlier, while same-store sales rose 1.2%.