Sobeys overview

Find out about the retailer's strategic priorities, commercial focus areas, channel and country presence.

Sobeys: data

See data on the retailer’s performance and forecasts for its operations by channel.

Insights

Retail execution at Chalo! FreshCo, Surrey, Canada

Earlier this year, Sobeys launched its FreshCo discount format in western Canada as part of its plan to improve its competitiveness in the region. Recently, we visited its South-Asian inspired concept, Chalo! FreshCo, which also forms part of this initiative. 

Canada country presentation

This guide to Canada explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping food retail trends in North America

We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the North American food retail market in 2020 and beyond.

Latest News

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As Sobeys’ parent organisation, the Empire Company Limited, signs an agreement to purchase 51% of Longo’s, a leading food retailer in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), we look at what this means for the wider business.

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We review Sobeys’ third quarter performance, and the factors underlying its continued strong performance, including its focus on data and analytics and strategic investments into the discount, supermarket and ecommerce channels. Key numbers Q3: Total sales increased by 9.7% to $7.0bn Same-store sales increased 10.7% Ecommerce sales increased 315% Net earnings increased 46.3% to ...
Sobeys delivered a strong second quarter performance, including ecommerce sales growth of 241%. We look at the details behind its results and the plan to accelerate its strategic partnership with Ocado. Second quarter key numbers Total sales increased 8.4% to $7.0bn Same-store sales, ex-fuel, were up 8.7% Food retail net earnings increased 27.3% to $162.8m Ecommerce sales increa...
As part of a broader reinvention of its private label business, Sobeys is transitioning its premium-tier private label range to the new Panache brand. Transitioning from Sensations by Compliments The Panache brand started to appear in-stores last month as part of the retailer’s unique seasonal products range. Source: IGD Research In-store signage highlights the change from the Se...

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How COVID-19 has impacted Ocado: Exclusive interview

Ocado Solutions CEO, Luke Jensen, talks about Ocado’s response to demand, the online channel’s longer-term growth, micro fulfilment centres, express delivery, and more.

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