Empire progresses FreshCo discount expansion, announcing first two Alberta locations and four new Manitoba locations

Today Empire Company Limited (“Empire” or the “Company”) (TSX: EMP.A) announced the next six locations for the expansion of its FreshCo discount banner in Western Canada, including the first FreshCo locations in Alberta. With this announcement, the Company has now confirmed 28 of approximately 65 locations in Western Canada. In fiscal 2018, the Company announced plans to convert approximately 25% of its underperforming Safeway and Sobeys locations to FreshCo over a five-year period.