Sobeys

Our Company and Purpose

We are a family nurturing families.

Sobeys Inc. is proudly Canadian, with more than 111 years of experience in the food retail business. As one of only two national grocery retailers in Canada, we serve the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods and Lawtons Drugs, as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations.

Our five core retail food formats and related businesses are designed to ensure that we have the right offering in the right-sized stores for each individual market we serve – from our full service format to the convenience format, each tailored to satisfy the unique shopping needs of our customers.

Our core values are our strength and the foundation of who we are: Always Place the Customer First, Stay Real, Get it Done with Passion and Integrity and Proudly Serving our Communities. And, our purpose – We are a family nurturing families – is our collective passion and mission to nurture the things that make life better, including great experiences, families, communities and the lives of our employees.

Across our banners and businesses from coast-to-coast, we foster a family culture of care, trust and respect with each other, and focus on growth for ourselves, for others and for the company.  Together, our employees, franchisees and diverse retail network are dedicated to nurturing our customers by providing exceptional shopping and food experiences and putting their needs and their families’ needs first. We also take tremendous pride in nurturing our communities by proudly growing, showcasing and giving back to the communities in which we serve.

Sobeys Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia.

Sobeys, its franchisees and affiliates employ more than 120,000 people.