STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Sobeys Inc. announced that it has agreed to use the e-commerce platform of Ocado Group PLC as it expands its online business. Ocado, a pioneering online grocer based in the United Kingdom and the world’s largest online retailer dedicated to groceries, will help Canada’s second-largest food retailer build a website and
STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Sobeys Inc. has announced that it will move forward with plans to convert up to 25% of its 255 Safeway and Sobeys full-service supermarkets in western Canada to its discount FreshCo banner over the next five years. Sobeys, which already runs 91 FreshCo stores in Ontario, has been considering for years
STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Michael Medline has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Empire Co. and its subsidiary Sobeys Inc., a Canadian supermarket chain. Medline will also serve on the board of directors of Empire, the company announced on Thursday. Medline is the former president and CEO of Canadian Tire Corp. “Michael Medline is
Marc Poulin has left his posts as president and chief executive officer of Sobeys Inc. and the Canadian grocery chain’s parent company, Empire Co. His sudden departure, announced by Empire’s board last month, came soon after Empire reported a $2.13 billion net loss for its 2016 financial year. The loss was mainly attributed to Sobeys’
STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Marc Poulin has left his posts as president and chief executive officer of Sobeys Inc. and the Canadian grocery chain’s parent company, Empire Co. His sudden departure, announced by Empire’s board on Friday, comes just over a week after Empire reported a $2.13 billion net loss for its 2016 financial year.
STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Veteran Home Depot executive Lyne Castonguay has been named chief merchandising officer at Sobeys Inc. She will oversee all aspects of Sobeys go-to-market strategy, with responsibility for category management, marketing, data insights, research, procurement, private label and merchandising as well as the company’s digital strategy. The retailer’s operations include the Nova
STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Sobeys Inc. has named Beth Newlands Campbell president of the company’s Atlantic/Ontario business unit. An experienced grocery industry leader, she has spent 30 years in progressively senior marketing, merchandising and strategic planning roles with Delhaize’s U.S. operations, including the Hannaford Supermarkets and Food Lion banners. Most recently, she served as president
STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Sobeys Inc. unveiled its new convenience and fuel store format to customers in Atlantic Canada early this month. The store features tasty, on-the-go meal solutions and easy fuel fill-ups for travelers. “Consumer research has shown us that customers are looking for more fresh food options to meet their on-the-go needs. They