STELLARTON, NS, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Following the devastation caused
by Typhoon Haiyan, Sobeys Inc. announced that it will donate $50,000 to
support the Canadian Red Cross' relief efforts in the Philippines.
"The effects of Typhoon Haiyan are catastrophic and its impact is being
felt by all Canadians, especially those with family and friends in the
Philippines," said Marc Poulin, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Sobeys Inc. "Sobeys is proud to support the Canadian Red Cross' work
with governments and other organizations to identify critical recovery
needs and ways to best help those who need it the most."
Until the end of November, Sobeys Inc. customers will also have the
opportunity to donate $2, $5 or $10 at stores across the country, with
all proceeds directed to the Canadian Red Cross. The Government of
Canada will be matching every dollar donated by Canadians from Saturday
November 9, 2013 to Sunday, December 8, 2013.
About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys
has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 106 years. A
wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys
owns or franchises more than 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 330 retail
fuel locations. Sobeys and its franchise affiliates employ more than
124,000 people. The company's goal is to be widely recognized as the
best food retailer and workplace environment in Canada. More
information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.
SOURCE: SOBEYS INC.
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