Sobeys overview

Find out about the retailer's strategic priorities, commercial focus areas, channel and country presence.

Sobeys: data

See data on the retailer’s performance and forecasts for its operations by channel.

Insights

Retail execution at Chalo! FreshCo, Surrey, Canada

Earlier this year, Sobeys launched its FreshCo discount format in western Canada as part of its plan to improve its competitiveness in the region. Recently, we visited its South-Asian inspired concept, Chalo! FreshCo, which also forms part of this initiative. 

Canada country presentation

This guide to Canada explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping food retail trends in North America

We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the North American food retail market in 2020 and beyond.

Latest News

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As its role as the first-ever official grocer of Team Canada, Sobeys’ parent company, Empire, has launched the “Feed the Dream” movement to support and celebrate the nation’s athletes on the road to the Tokyo Olympic Games. We look at how this is being executed in-store.

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Sobeys has launched a new look and feel for its core Sobeys supermarket format in the Legacy neighbourhood, located in south-east Calgary. We look inside this new store. Cleaner look, sharper lines This new store is the first from Sobeys to feature this updated look and feel. While several elements are retained from the original Sobeys concept, new signposting has been introduced for fresh ...
As Sobeys’ parent organisation, the Empire Company Limited, signs an agreement to purchase 51% of Longo’s, a leading food retailer in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), we look at what this means for the wider business. Potential to acquire the entire business With 36 locations in the GTA and Southwestern Ontario, along with a long-standing online business, Grocery Gateway, Longo’s has long be...
We review Sobeys’ third quarter performance, and the factors underlying its continued strong performance, including its focus on data and analytics and strategic investments into the discount, supermarket and ecommerce channels. Key numbers Q3: Total sales increased by 9.7% to $7.0bn Same-store sales increased 10.7% Ecommerce sales increased 315% Net earnings increased 46.3% to ...

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