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Company Overview of Sobeys Inc.

Company Overview

Sobeys Inc. engages in the food retailing business. The company operates full service, fresh service, community service, discount service, convenience service, and other format stores that provide food, health care, beauty, cosmetics, convenience, and giftware products. As of June 27, 2016, it owned or franchised approximately 1,500 stores in 10 provinces under the Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores names, as well as approximately 350 retail fuel locations. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Stellarton, Canada. Sobeys Inc. is a subsidiary of Empire Company Limited.

115 King Street

Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0


Founded in 1907



Key Executives for Sobeys Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Interim Chief Financial Officer
President of Operations - Western Canada
President of Quebec Business Unit
President of Sobeys East
Age: 51
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Sobeys Inc. Key Developments

NeutriSci International Inc. Announces Distribution Agreement with Sobeys and Safeway Canada

NeutriSci International Inc. announced its latest distribution agreement with Sobeys and Safeway Canada.

Empire Company Limited and Sobeys Inc. Appoint Michael Medline as President & CEO

Empire Company Limited announced the appointment of Michael Medline as President & CEO of Empire Company Limited (Empire) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sobeys Inc. Mr. Medline will also serve on the Board of Directors of Empire. Mr. Medline is a proven leader with a strong track record of success. Prior to joining Empire, he served for more than 15 years in a variety of senior retail leadership roles at Canadian Tire Corporation, most recently as that organization's President & Chief Executive Officer. He is ideally positioned to lead Empire in serving the needs of its customers and to oversee the return of long-term, profitable growth to the company. Mr. Medline's appointment is effective immediately. He will work closely with François Vimard and the experienced leadership team to understand the unique aspects of Empire's business.

Sobeys Inc. to Recall Compliments Brand Broccoli Slaw from the Marketplace Due to Possible Listeriamonocytogenes Contamination

Sobeys Inc. is recalling Compliments brand Broccoli Slaw from the marketplace due to possible Listeriamonocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product. The following product has been sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. Brand name is Compliments. Product name is Broccoli Slaw. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings. The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

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