MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Sobeys Inc. today announced the opening of Canada's very first Nutella® Café at its newly renovated Spadina Sobeys Urban Fresh store in Toronto, Ontario.
More than one in five Canadian households purchase Nutella® to incorporate into their recipes or morning routine1. Now, they can visit the Nutella® Café for an assortment of delicious pastries and artisan breads made with Nutella®, including bombe, aragosta, zeppole, pizelle and all-butter croissants and danishes. Fresh made-to-order crêpes with Nutella® and premium hot beverages are also available to complete the Nutella® Café experience.
"At Sobeys, we aim to surprise and delight customers through extraordinary, unique and unparalleled experiences, and our Nutella® Café does just that," says Mary Dalimonte, Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Commercial Programs, Sobeys Inc. "We are proud to be the first in Canada to offer a Nutella® Café to customers, where they can add a little joy to their day with the most tasty and delightful bakery items featuring the ever popular Nutella®."
As part of the grand opening celebration, customers have the opportunity to sample products from the Nutella® Café and are encouraged to share their experiences on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #NutellaxSobeys.
In addition, the renovated Spadina Sobeys Urban Fresh offers customers an enhanced shopping experience with more products and services. This includes an expanded:
- Fresh produce department with ready-to-eat cut fruit, vegetables and salads, and a wide variety of organic and local produce;
- Meat department offering Certified Humane® beef, pork and chicken, Sterling Silver® AAA Premium Beef, Ontario lamb and a variety of marinated, ready-to-cook proteins; and
- Sobeys' Kitchen featuring chef-inspired self-serve salad and hot entrée bars, stone oven-baked pizza al taglio and freshly made sushi and noodle dishes.
Spadina Sobeys Urban Fresh, located at 22 Fort York Blvd. in Toronto, Ontario, is open from 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The Nutella® Café is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 108 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton's Drug Stores as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations. Sobeys and its franchise affiliates employ more than 125,000 people. The company's purpose is to help Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.
Nutella® was created in 1964 thanks to Mr. Michele Ferrero; it was based on the recipe for Giandujot developed in 1946 by his father, Pietro Ferrero -- confectioner and founder of Ferrero -- in Italy's Piedmont area. Nowadays, the popular hazelnut spread is available in around 160 countries worldwide. In 2014, Nutella® celebrated its 50th anniversary. It has been sold in Canada since 1968 - 47 years.
1 Source: The Nielsen Company, Homescan, National, 52 Weeks ending June 27, 2015 vs YA.
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For further information: Vicki Leung, Sobeys Inc., Vicki.Leung@sobeys.com, 905-238-7124 ext. 6972