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About Empire Company Limited

Sobeys Inc. is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited. Together they are proudly Canadian companies with more than 115 years of experience in food-retailing and other business ventures.

With a brand motto of being “a family nurturing families,” the companies are in the business of supporting Canadian communities. They do this by providing exceptional shopping and food experiences.

Operating Businesses

Empire Company Limited is a Canadian company headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Its businesses operate primarily in the food-retailing and real estate sectors. Empire Company Limited is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: EMP.A).

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Food Retailing

Sobeys Inc. operates banners including Sobeys, Safeway, Foodland, FreshCo, IGA and more. Sobeys Inc. brings exceptional food-shopping experiences to Canadians across the country.

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Real Estate Investments

In partnership with Crombie REIT and Genstar, Empire Company Limited also develops a range of commercial and residential properties throughout Canada.

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Environmental, Social & Governance

Empire Company Limited and Sobeys Inc. care for the planet, people, and products, and are committed to making a positive difference. From grassroots initiatives to national partnerships, we work with local communities to make sure more Canadians – regardless of income, age or ability – have access to affordable, wholesome food; learn basic cooking skills; and receive nutrition education so they can reach their greatest potential.

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News Releases

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Scene+ makes its Quebec debut at IGA, Rachelle Béry, Les Marchés Tradition and online at Voilà par IGA

Fri March 31, 2023

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Empire Company Limited Advisory of Q3 Fiscal 2023 Results Conference Call

Thu March 02, 2023


Find a dynamic and food-focused career with Sobeys Inc. Whether it’s as a store teammate, working in our corporate offices, or warehouses, we have many opportunities to fit different backgrounds, interests and lifestyles.

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Our core values are the foundation of who we are: Customer-Driven, People-Powered, Community-Engaged and Results-Oriented.