Sobeys store visits

Our store visit reports feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts. Dozens of reports are made every year of stores that feature new concepts in food and grocery retail.

Presentations

03/10/2019
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.
22/10/2018
With its smaller footprint, focus on fresh and prepared ranges and private label excellence, Farm Boy offers consumers a differentiated experience. We recently visited its store on the outskirts of Toronto to see some of its key programmes in action.
05/03/2018
We look at how retailers are approaching urban format development in Toronto, where fresh and prepared foods, and the interaction with grocery ecommerce are key elements in the downtown core.
22/05/2017
We recently visited Sobeys' new Safeway extra format for Western Canada to learn more about its focus on fresh and natural foods, and the growing role of food-to-go within the business.
12/11/2015
With the ethnic market representing one of the largest growth opportunities for retailers in Canada, we review the latest store concept from Sobeys. The is based on its core FreshCo model as discount is the format of choice for the majority of South Asian shoppers in Canada.