Empire Company Limited is the parent company of Sobeys Inc. Together, they form a Canadian company headquartered in Nova Scotia and serve Canadians across the country.
Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A) is a Canadian company headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Empire’s key businesses are food retailing, through wholly-owned subsidiary Sobeys Inc., and related real estate.
With approximately $30.2 billion in annualized sales and $16.6 billion in assets, Empire and its subsidiaries, franchisees and affiliates employ approximately 130,000 people.
Sobeys Inc., has more than 111 years of experience serving customers in the food-retail business. Sobeys Inc. is one of only two national Canadian grocers operating across all 10 provinces with approximately 1,500 stores.
Sobeys Inc. oversees familiar banner names of Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawtons Drugs, as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations. It also operates with five core retail food formats and related businesses to ensure it is able to satisfy the unique shopping needs of its customers.
Across its banners and businesses from coast-to-coast, Sobeys Inc. fosters a family culture of care, trust, respect, and growth for its people, customers and their communities. Together, our store teammates, franchisees, and diverse retail networks are dedicated to serving customer needs by providing exceptional shopping and food experiences.
Empire became incorporated on February 12th, 1963.
Empire was first publicly traded in July 1982.
Empire's fiscal year-end is the first Saturday in May. For fiscal 2022 it was May 7, 2022. For fiscal 2023 it is May 6, 2023.
The 2022 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for September 15th, 2022.
Financial reports for both Sobeys Inc. and Empire can be obtained through our website under the Shareholders, Investors, & Analysts section. Alternatively, financial information can be requested by contacting the company under the Contact Us section or by writing to:
Empire Company Limited,
115 King Street Stellarton,
Empire does not have a credit rating with any rating agency. However, the wholly-owned subsidiary, Sobeys Inc. has a rating of BBB- (stable outlook) from S&P and a rating of BBB low (positive trend) from DBRS.
Empire and its subsidiaries, franchisees, and affiliates employ approximately 130,000 people.
Fiscal 2022 & F2023 earnings release dates are as follows:
Quarter 4 (Year End): June 22, 2022
Quarter 1 (F23): September 15, 2022
Quarter 2(F23): December 15, 2022
Quarter 3 (F23): March 16, 2023
The CUSIP number for Empire's Non-Voting Class A shares is 291843407.
In the case of a lost or missing stock certificate, please contact Empire’s transfer agent, TSX Trust Company and can be contacted at:
TSX Trust Company
P.O. Box 700, Station B
Empire’s ticker symbol that trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange is 'EMP.A'. This is only for Non-Voting Class A shares.
As of May 7, 2022:
Non-Voting Class A shares: 164,524,653
Class B common shares, voting: 98,138,079
For information concerning Empire Investor Relations, go to the Contact Us section of the website or contact the company directly at:
Empire Company Limited,
115 King Street,
Telephone: (902) 752-8371
Empire's Non-Voting Class A shares trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).
Empire's dividend record and payment dates for fiscal 2023 are:
|Record Date||Payment Date|
|July 15, 2022||July 29, 2022|
|October 14, 2022*||October 31, 2022*|
|January 13, 2023*||January 31, 2023*|
|April 14, 2023*||April 28, 2023*|
*Subject to approval by the Board of Directors
Working for Sobeys Inc., you’ll have access to flexible hours over all 1,500 store locations in Canada. There is a range of employment opportunities from in-store to distribution centres to corporate offices. Additionally, Sobeys Inc. provides its employees with programs to help them excel in their careers with educational assistance, paid vacations, health insurance, and a pension plan.
Sobeys Inc. is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire. Both companies have a wealth of business empowerments that continue in both branches of operation: food-retailing and real estate. Follow the links below to find out more.