Sobeys

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Sobeys Inc. Fast Facts

  • One of Canada’s two national retail grocery and food distributors
  • Established in 1907
  • A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited
  • President and CEO – Michael Medline
  • Fiscal 2016 revenue of $24.6 billion
  • More than 1,500 owned or franchised stores across all 10 provinces, as well as more than 380 retail fuel locations
  • Retail banners include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA extra, Thrifty Foods, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper, Lawtons Drugs, Rachelle-Béry, Needs, Marché Bonichoix and Les Marchés Tradition
  • Sobeys Inc. and its franchise affiliates employ more than 125,000 people
  • Headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, with a national office in Mississauga, Ontario
    Regional offices are located in Edmonton, Alberta; Mississauga, Ontario; Montréal, Québec; and Stellarton, Nova Scotia
  • National network of 26 distribution centres