Jan 6 (Reuters) - Drugstore chain Jean Coutu Group Inc’s quarterly profit rose 5.9 percent helped in part by new store openings.
Third-quarter net profit rose to C$51.7 million, or 23 Canadian cents a share, from C$48.8 million, or 21 Canadian cents a year ago.
Revenue, for the Longueuil, Quebec-based company, rose 2.8 percent to C$700.1 million.
Sales at established stores, a key measure for retailers, rose 2.6 percent. (Reporting by Maneesha Tiwari in Bangalore; Editing by Supriya Kurane)