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Voilà store pick solution to be tested at Aberdeen Sobeys

Empire unveils Project Horizon: three-year strategy for core business expansion and e-commerce acceleration STELLARTON  – Empire Company Limited outlined its new three-year strategy to deliver an incremental $500 million in annualized EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) by the end of fiscal 2023. And at the end of the summer, Empire plans to...

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Sobeys to end use of plastic bags by end of January 2020

STELLARTON – Picking up groceries will change for many local consumers by the end of January 2020. Sobeys announced on their website on Wednesday plans to remove all plastic bags from their 255 locations across Canada by that time. Canada’s second largest food retailer says the move represents an important first step in the journey...

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Sobeys give largest gift in the history of Saint Mary’s University

HALIFAX – Saint Mary’s University and the Sobey School of Business have received the largest gift to date in the 217-year history of the institution, an $18 million philanthropic investment from members of the Sobey family, The Sobey Foundation and Sobeys Inc. The gift, one of the largest donations ever to a university in Atlantic...

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Sobeys Inc. ranked top grocer in Canada

STELLARTON – Today, Sobeys Inc. was named one of the most-admired companies in Canada and number one in the groceries–convenience sector, according to the 2018 Leger Corporate Reputation Study. Leger, Canada’s largest polling and research firm, surveys companies with presence in all Canadian regions as part of the Canadian ranking. This year’s study marks the...

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UPDATE: Sobeys to lay off 800 office workers across country

Sobeys is cutting 800 office jobs as part of efforts to create one efficient national organization out of five regional operations. And according to The Chronicle Herald, 100 of those jobs are from the Stellarton head offices. Local reports about job losses have been ongoing for several months and the company confirmed the news today...

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Former Canadian Tire exec at helm of Empire

STELLARTON – The former CEO of Canadian Tire is now at the helm of Empire Company Limited. Empire’s board of directors has announced the appointment of Michael Medline as president & CEO of Empire Company Limited (Empire) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sobeys Inc. Medline will also serve on the Board of Directors of Empire. “Michael...

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