Why Sobeys had to Dump Air Miles: Op-Ed

Sylvain Charlebois says that "it's about time" that the relationship ended, and that loyalty will probably be the next battleground for Canadian grocers.

Grocer Sobeys Opens North America’s 1st ‘Flex Store’: Interview/Photos

The Canadian grocery retailer is rolling out a national renovation program to redesign its stores across the country.

Sobeys Expanding In-Store Vertical Farms Across Canada

Local farmers manage the vertical farming at the individual grocery stores, where a variety of herbs, microgreens, leafy greens, and lettuces are grown year round.

In Conversation with Sarah Joyce of Sobeys Inc. on Friday April 30th 2pm-3pm

This is the first of four In Conversation With Retail Leaders webinars where Canada’s most visionary retailers and industry insiders will discuss innovation in retail and provide critical insights to successfully leading businesses through disruptive times.

Why Canadian Grocers Need a Code of Conduct: Sylvain Charlebois

The industry expert says that Sobeys' getting behind it will also help independent grocers at a challenging time.

Empire’s Michael Medline Discusses the Future of Grocery Retail Amid Second Wave [Interview]

The CEO of the massive grocery conglomerate discusses the future of the business which is shifting online.

Grocery Supplier Fees Harm Food Manufacturers and Independent Grocers: Expert

Sylvain Charlebois says that a code of practice is required to save the industry, and if nothing is done the consumer will also suffer.

Voilà by Sobeys Continues Canadian Expansion Amid Home Delivery Grocery Disruption

The company’s recently launched grocery home delivery service satisfies current demand while driving growth for tomorrow.

Sobeys Launches ‘Future of Online Grocery Shopping’ in GTA

The cutting-edge online grocery home delivery service will be rolled out across the country as Empire beefs up its operations amid COVID-19.

How Canadian Retailers Can Flex to Reach Gen Z and Beyond

An industry expert explains how in today’s retail landscape, brands and retailers must create experiences, integrate technology, and build an ecosystem that’s flexible and responsive to each consumer’s unique path to purchase.

AI ‘Smart Carts’ to Transform Grocery Retail in Canada: Expert

Sylvain Charlebois explains how the consumer experience in Canadian grocery retailers could transform to become ‘frictionless’, and that interactions with store employees could be eliminated altogether. However there are still some challenges associated with a major roll-out, he says.

Sobeys to close 10 Safeway stores in British Columbia

Approximately 1,000 people will be impacted by the store closures, with some locations possibly being rebranded as FreshCo.

2018 Canadian Retail Forecast [Analysis]

We’re predicting that this year will be one of highs and lows — Sears Canada will shutter, Nordstrom Rack will enter Canada, marijuana will be legalized, and plenty of other developments.

Sobeys threatens to sue Alberta College of Pharmacists over rewards points ban

Sobeys is threatening to sue the Alberta College of Pharmacists over a reward points ban. The Alberta College of Pharmacists adopted a resolution prohibiting patients from collecting rewards points on pharmacy purchases, starting May 1st, 2014...

Sobeys to sell 30 stores in Western Canada

Sobeys Inc. has signed deals to sell 30 of its stores in Western Canada for approximately $430 million. Sobeys purchased Canada Safeway in June of 2013. The Competition Bureau required Sobeys to sell 23 of its stores prior to granting approval for its Safeway...

Canadian grocery wars: major players battle for our dollar

By Adam Ramsay The Canadian grocery industry went through a major transformation in 2013, the likes of which we’ve not seen in this country before. New national players debuted on the scene, led by Target’s first international expansion. There were massive...


By Adam Ramsay Stellarton, Nova Scotia based Sobeys has announced plans to open new, small-format grocery stores that will offer ready-to-eat meals as well as a “table ready in 20” section of quick meal solutions for shoppers on the go....


Popular chef and media personality Jamie Oliver will become a spokesperson for Sobeys grocery stores. He will promote healthy food choices for Canadians, and collaboration will begin formally this fall. For those unfamiliar, Jamie Oliver is a British chef, restauranteur and media personality. He...


Grocer Canada Safeway has been bought by Sobeys in a cash deal worth $5.8 billion. Savings of about $200 million yearly are expected with the combined store sales forecasted to be $24 billion annually. Sobeys has about 1,300 owned and franchised Canadian locations under...
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