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We review Sobeys’ third quarter performance as it looks to complete its three-year turnaround plan, Project Sunrise. Key numbers Total sales up 2.4% to $6.4bn Same-store sales (ex-fuel) up 0.8% Operating income up $125m to $235.0m Adjusted net earnings up 69.7% to $123.7m Intensifying price competition Sobeys delivered another solid performance this quarter as it approac...
Sobeys is partnering with Infarm, a leading indoor vertical farming company, to grow and harvest a range of fresh produce within its stores across Canada. Launching initially in Vancouver Through this partnership, Sobeys will initially introduce a range of herbs at two Safeway stores in Vancouver this Spring before expanding the programme to additional banners in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax,...
Sobeys has opened its first Rachelle Béry health boutique outside of Quebec. We recently visited one of the stores in Vancouver. First launch outside of Quebec The concept has recently been incorporated into a remodelled Safeway store in Vancouver and a Sobeys in St. Catharines, Ontario. In Quebec, the Rachelle Béry concept operates as standalone stores and in-store boutiques, featuring wit...

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