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Sobeys’ parent company, Empire, has formed a partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee, enabling its family of brands to become the official grocer of Team Canada.

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In this round-up we share our key highlights and trends that impressed us over the last few months in the course of our store visits.
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.
We take a look at how Loblaw-owned, Shoppers Drug Mart, is encouraging senior shoppers to ‘age powerfully’ with its Wellwise format. See how the drugstore operator is catering for the growing number of over 65s living in Canada.
The redevelopment of Metro's supermarket in Burlington reflects its commitment to deliver innovative formats across its store network. We visited this store to see how the retailer is enhancing its supermarkets to remain relevant in a fast-changing market.
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