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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.
  • Sobeys began in Stellarton, Nova Scotia as a meat-delivery business.
  • President and CEO – Michael Medline.
  • Fiscal 2018 revenue of $24.2 billion.
  • More than 1,500 owned or franchised stores across all 10 provinces, as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations.
  • Retail banners include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA extra, Thrifty Foods, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, 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 28 distribution centres.
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News releases from Empire and its subsidiary, Sobeys Inc., provide insight into the current operations and results of the company. More information about financial statements and corporate responsibility can be found through the links below.

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Our Company and Purpose

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Social Responsibility

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Sustainable Business Report