Headcount: 97000 employees
As one of only two national grocery retailers in Canada, Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with more than 1,300 stores in 10 provinces with retail banners that include Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper and Thrifty Foods. The company also operates Lawtons Drug stores in Atlantic Canada. Its five core retail food formats are designed to ensure they have the right offering in the right-sized stores for each individual market that is served — from full service format to the convenience format, each tailored to satisfy the unique occasion-based food shopping needs of its customers. A proudly Canadian company with more than 100 years in the food business, Sobeys Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Sobeys 97,000 employees and franchise affiliates are committed to building sustainable worth for each of their customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders through its focus on food, innovation and superior customer service.