Empire, Second Harvest form tasty partnership

Empire and Second Harvest have formed a national partnership to implement the Second Harvest Food Rescue App. The goal is diverting 14.1 million kilograms of food and approximately 41 million kilograms of GHG emissions annually. Second Harvest’s food rescue app will enable Empire’s major banner stores – Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods and...

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Salute to frontline grocery store workers

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids Sake event selects honorary chairs Ready, set, bowl! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is gearing up again to host its largest fundraiser, the annual Bowl of Kids Sake event, which will be held as a virtual event this year in keeping with the health guidelines necessitated...

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Sobeys Aberdeen launching curbside pickup today

STELLARTON – Today, Empire Company Limited (“Empire” or the “Company”) (TSX: EMP.A) is expanding its e-commerce offering to Atlantic Canada with the launch of “Voilà by Sobeys Curbside Pickup”. Now available at three Sobeys store locations in Nova Scotia, the new service offers a freshness guarantee and products at affordable prices with no hidden fees. Orders...

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Sobeys donates $1M to Special Olympics Canada

Funds to support a shared vision of accessible sport, health and nutrition Special Olympics Canada has announced a $1 million donation made by corporate partner Sobeys Inc. and its family of retail banners across Canada (Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo and Thrifty Foods). These funds will directly support 49,600 Special Olympics athletes and the 22,000...

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Sobeys Inc., Sobey Family give $425,000 to Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund, launch fundraising campaign

STELLARTON – Sobeys Inc. and the Sobey Family will make a $425,000 donation to the Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund in the wake of the tragedy in neighbouring Colchester County on April18 and 19. The Government of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Red Cross have established the fund to support the individuals, families and communities...

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Celebrate Canada’s Food Guide

Did you know that March was Nutrition Month? This year the theme was “More Than Food” and what better way to celebrate than talking about the about Canada’s Food Guide! This practical tool helps Canadians create balance at every meal. Canada’s Food Guide describes not only what Canadians should eat, but how we should eat,...

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Eating for a healthy heart

February is heart month and there’s no better time to make lifestyle changes to help reduce your risk of heart disease. Consider these tips to help reduce your risk: 1. Fill half of your plate with vegetables and fruit at every meal. Fresh, frozen and canned vegetables and fruit are all good choices. 2. Choose...

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How do we heal? Finding hope in difficult conversations

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is the first in a series of articles that The Advocate will be exploring as we begin to understand the impacts of the Northern Pulp closure, new market opportunities for the forestry sector and the visioning of a greener community working towards a sustainable future.) There is a deepening rift in...

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Have a healthy holiday season

‘Tis the season for celebration! As Canada’s Family Grocery Store, family and food are at the very heart of everything we do, and we know that food becomes central to creating joy during the holidays. With many of the best holiday gatherings focused on food, it can be difficult to avoid overindulging. But rest assured,...

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How sweet it is

We arrived at the office today to find this beautiful orange guest sitting on our doorstep with a note that read: “No Tricks, just treats. You got this pumpkin because we think you’re neat. Take this pumpkin (courtesy of Sobeys) and carve something sweet!” Thanks to Pulse Pictou County for the community-spirited gesture! We’ll carve...

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