Empire completes purchase of 51 per cent of Longo’s and Grocery Gateway, accelerates growing presence in Ontario

Empire Company Limited (“Empire” or the “Company”) (TSX: EMP.A) announced today that it has completed the purchase of 51% of Longo’s, a long-standing, family-built network of specialty grocery stores in the Greater Toronto Area (“GTA”) of Ontario, and the Grocery Gateway e-commerce business.