Headquarters: Stellarton, Nova Scotia
Year of creation: 1907
Business type: company
Sector of activity: supermarket
A subsidiary of Empire, Sobeys is a Canadian supermarket chain with 1850 stores coast to coast. The company operates under one of the group's banners (Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper, Thrifty Foods and Lawtons Drugs) and also offers a complete line of products in its own name, Compliments. Sobeys also has 3850 gas stations.
Sobeys and its affiliated and franchised merchants employ more than 125,000 people in 10 provinces, which occupy store positions (eg cash supervisor, assistant store manager), distribution center (eg, merchandise management). , logistics functions) or in administrative offices (eg, purchasing and marketing, information technology, commercial development).
Sobeys has a variety of programs in place to assist employees in areas such as continuous improvement (financial assistance for development) or career management (support for their career path). In addition, employees can be known or rewarded by embodying one of the company's values: giving priority to the customer, caring about their work, remaining authentic, or engaging in the community.
Sobeys donates thousands of dollars annually to community organizations and, through its Sobeys Best Food Fund, supports organizations that help Canadians to eat better, feel better and live better lives. In addition, the company integrates sustainable development into its various activities, with effects on waste sent to landfills (57% decrease), electricity consumption (12% decrease) and greenhouse gases ( 15% reduction).