Sobeys news

28 November 2013
Sobeys has launched its first Sobeys ‘extra’, in Burlington Ontario. The new format, which is linked to the retailer’s new Better Food for All mission, aims to offer an enhanced shopping experience through additional departments, products and services. .style1 { text-align: right; }.style2 { text-align: center; } Format brings new brand positioning to life Sobeys launched its new brand...
18 November 2013
Loyalty and personalisation are at the forefront of retailers’ strategies in Canada, with a number of new initiatives in this space being announced. Sobeys launches its new mobile app This week Sobeys has launched its mobile app. While this has similar functionality to the apps of grocery retailers globally, such as enabling users to browse recipes, discover weekly and seasonal must-try pr...
15 November 2013
Grocery retailers globally continue to channel investment into the development of their fresh food offers. With the goal of driving stronger traffic, improving the store experience, and providing shoppers with inspiration, store formats and concepts are being developed which bring this to life. As a recognised strength for North American retailers, our latest insight presentation, Seven prin...
31 October 2013
Sobeys has launched a new range of products under the ‘Compliments Presents: Jamie Oliver Discovers Canada’ private label as part of its partnership with the leading chef. Focusing on ready-to-cook to encourage Canadians to eat better This new range had been developed specifically for the holiday season and includes bakery, meat, seafood and deli items. With an emphasis on ready-to-cook prod...
31 October 2013
Amazon Canada has expanded its range of products to include more than 15,000 packaged grocery items. The online specialist has also added 200,000 auto parts to its offer in the country. Broad range of categories and brands offers The launch of this expanded grocery range builds on a number of new categories which Amazon has added in Canada this year including beauty, household products and t...
24 October 2013
Attending an industry event in Montreal this week, provided an opportunity to hear directly from three grocery CEOs in Canada; Couche-Tard’s Alain Bouchard, Sobeys’ Marc Poulin and Walmart’s Shelley Broader. What did these leaders have to say about growth and differentiation? Sobeys growing the business through acquisition With a focus on driving growth in an era of disruptive change, Sobeys’...
24 October 2013
The Canadian Competition Bureau has approved Sobeys’ proposed acquisition of Canada Safeway, subject to the divestment of 23 stores. Deal includes grocery stores, distribution centres and manufacturing facilities Sobeys announced in June that it had reached an agreement to acquire all the assets of Canada Safeway in a deal worth $5.8bn. Net of the divestments, Sobeys will acquire 190 stores ...
12 September 2013
Canadian retailer Sobeys has launched a new brand positioning and tagline for its Sobeys banner stores, 'Better Food For All'. .style1 { text-align: center; }.style2 { text-align: right; font-size: xx-small; } Focusing on helping shoppers eat better and save money The new brand positioning is an integral part of the retailer’s recently announced partnership with Jamie Oliver. Sobeys is...
16 August 2013
Sobeys is to partner with leading chef and campaigner, Jamie Oliver, to “ educate, inspire and empower Canadians to eat better .” Expected to have an impact across marketing, new product development Starting later this year, Jamie Oliver will work with Sobeys to champion enhanced food knowledge, balanced nutrition, quality ingredients and cooking skills for Canadians. Over the coming month...
28 June 2013
Canada-based Sobeys has announced full year results, saying that fourth quarter sales rose by 5.8%, to C$4.26 billion and annual sales were up by 8.4% to C$17.4 billion. Retailer enjoys strong sales growth During the fourth quarter Sobeys benefited from like-for-like sales growth of 0.6%, while total sales were boosted by the acquisition of 236 petrol forecourts and associated convenience ...