Grocery and manufacturing leaders join forces to promote fairness and transparency in Canadian food retail industry

Empire Company Limited (“Empire”), Canada’s second-largest grocery retailer (operator of Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, Farm Boy, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods and Voilà), and Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (“FHCP”), the voice of Canada’s food manufacturing sector, have agreed to a meaningful and ground-breaking proposal for a “Grocery Supply Code of Practice for Canada” (the “Code”). FHCP and Empire encourage other grocers, suppliers and industry stakeholders to come forward to support and provide input into this proposal.