FACTOID # 26: Delaware is the latchkey kid capital of America, with 71.8% of households having both parents in the labor force.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Sobeys" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Sobeys
Sobeys Inc.
Type Public TSXSBY
Founded Stellarton, Nova Scotia (1907)
Headquarters Stellarton, Nova Scotia
Key people William G. (Bill) McEwan, President & CEO
Industry Retail (Grocery) [1]
Products Grocery
Revenue Image:green up.png $12.189 billion CAD (2005)
Net income Image:green up.png $186.7 million CAD (2005)
Employees 75,000 (2005)
Website www.sobeys.com
www.sobeys.ca (Retail site)

Sobeys TSXSBY is a Canadian supermarket chain headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Sobeys corporate logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A public company usually refers to a company which is permitted to offer its securities (stock, bonds, etc. ... “TSX” redirects here. ... Stellarton is a town located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Canada at a latitude of 45°34 North and longitude of 62°40 West. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Stellarton is a town located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Canada at a latitude of 45°34 North and longitude of 62°40 West. ... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Green up arrow for a positive change in revenue from last fiscal year. ... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Green up arrow for a positive change in revenue from last fiscal year. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... “TSX” redirects here. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ... Stellarton is a town located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Canada at a latitude of 45°34 North and longitude of 62°40 West. ...

Contents

History

  • The company was founded by J.W. Sobey in 1907 as a meat delivery business in Stellarton.
  • In 1924 his son Frank convinced him to expand into a full grocery business, serving the industrial Pictou County region. From that point until his death, Frank was the driving force behind the business.
  • Sobeys opened its first self-serve supermarket in 1949.
  • The chain expanded throughout Atlantic Canada. During most of the second half of the 20th century it was the region's dominant grocer.
  • Sobeys had significant stakes in New England grocer Hannaford and Quebec grocer Provigo until the 1990s.
  • During the 1980s, Sobeys expanded into southern Ontario, challenging Loblaws on its "home turf", thereby igniting what came to be a nationwide supermarket battle for market supremacy.
  • In 1998, Sobeys became the second-largest grocer in the country after purchasing the Oshawa Group, owners of the IGA franchise across Canada, along with several regional chains in Ontario, in addition to various food service and wholesale companies.
Logo used on Sobeys grocery stores, 2002-2006.
  • The company currently operates more than 1,300 stores in ten provinces and distributes goods to thousands of wholesale customers.

In 2005, Sobeys lost a bidding war with Metro to acquire A&P Canada, including Dominion Stores in Ontario. Sobeys had actually made a higher all-cash offer, according to The Globe and Mail, but A&P U.S. ultimately accepted Metro's cash-and-stock offer instead; the Sobey family was apparently unwilling to cede any control to the Tengelmann-owned chain.[1] Though Sobeys remained the second largest grocery chain in Canada, it was in third place in most of the provinces outside the Atlantic, and the successful purchase of A&P Canada would have helped to bolster its position in Ontario. 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Frank H. Sobey O.C. (1902 – December 15, 1985) was a Canadian businessman who was the primary builder of the Sobeys Stores chain. ... Pictou County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The four Canadian Atlantic provinces. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water... Provigo is a Quebec-based grocery retailer consisting of over 300 stores and franchises throughout the province. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... Loblaws, Toronto, 2007 Loblaws is a supermarket chain of 68 stores, headquartered in Brampton, with stores across Ontario and Quebec. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Oshawa Group was once a leading owner of supermarkets in Ontario, but it was sold off to Sobeys (via Empire Company Limited) in [1998]]. Stores under Oshawa Group included: IGA Tradition Market Fresh Food Knechtel Price Chopper Food Town (at one time Food City) As well as food services company... IGA is a name used by many independent grocery stores throughout the world. ... Sobeys retail logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Metro Inc. ... A&P Canada is a Canadian supermarket company owned by Metro Inc. ... Dominion Stores Ltd. ... The Globe and Mail is a large English language national newspaper based in Toronto, Canada, and printed in seven cities across Canada. ... For the short story by John Updike, see A&P (story). ...


"Ready to serve" initiative

In 2002, Sobeys stores undertook major changes in its appeal, attitude, and feel, reportedly an attempt to emulate the successful moves of the Publix chain in the southern U.S. - which serves at least one member of the Sobey family when at his Florida vacation home. [2] This was the introduction of "Ready to serve". It was highly stressed upon introduction that was not simply a new slogan or catch-phrase, but a new operating strategy; focusing on superior customer service. Loblaws, its major competitor, has much larger stores and puts an emphasis on low prices. Sobeys decided to de-emphasize the price/size war in favour of a customer service upgrade. Even with a larger focus on service, Sobeys' prices still remain competitive. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Publix Super Markets, Inc. ... Loblaws, Toronto, 2007 Loblaws is a supermarket chain of 68 stores, headquartered in Brampton, with stores across Ontario and Quebec. ...

  • Uniforms, previously very formal, were changed to more casual attire (green Sobeys jacket or t-shirt over black t-shirt and black jeans with black sneakers or shoes). As with Loblaws, this may occasionally be exchanged for a different T-shirt tying in with an ongoing promotion, e.g. the semi-annual Inspired by Compliments flyer.
  • All signs and advertising were drastically changed to encompass the new superior customer service.
  • The Front-End Manager, who did the majority of customer service, was retitled "Customer Experience Manager".
  • Wireless headsets and phones were introduced and every employee is trained to be very customer-oriented. Cashiers are required to greet, converse with, and help out customers to the extent of their ability. Other departments are also required to provide the customer with excellent and friendly service.
  • The logo for Sobeys itself was also changed. The four green circles were dropped and the logo simply consists of the word "Sobeys" (The S in the logo was altered slightly to curve around the o). "Ready to Serve" stood as part of the logo itself. (It should be noted that the four green circles were retained in the corporate logo of Sobeys Inc.)

In September 2006, Sobeys introduced a new slogan "Just add Sobeys," as well as a revamped website, and a new advertising campaign with "quick and simple food tips." The "Ready to serve" slogan is no longer added to the signage of new stores, which simply read "Sobeys".


* Some details may vary in different parts of Canada. Information is based on store designs and policies of stores in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario. Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Capital St. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th...


Company

Exterior of a typical Sobeys store, pre-"Ready to serve"
Exterior of a typical Sobeys store, pre-"Ready to serve"

Image File history File links Sobeys-entrance. ...

Compliments brand

Sobeys' private label products are branded Compliments.

  • Compliments was formerly known as Our Compliments, a brand acquired from Oshawa Group. In Sobeys stores, it succeeded the Our Best brand, which itself succeeded the Sobeys brand.
  • Compliments Value, lower-price goods. Until March 2005, branded under the Smart Choice label, which was obtained by Sobeys in the Oshawa Group acquisition.
  • Compliments Sensations, a premium-tier expansion to the Compliments brand, introduced in November 2005.
  • Compliments Balance, a health-conscious brand, introduced in May 2006. These products are evaluated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, based on Canada's Food Guide. All bear the Health Check symbol.
  • Compliments Organic, also introduced in 2006, is an expansion of organic foods certified by Quality Assurance International.
  • Compliments Seasonal Collection, special products only available during the Christmas season from November to early January. Introduced in late 2005.
  • Private-label soft drinks in Atlantic Canada are branded Big 8. Elsewhere, they are part of the Compliments family.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a registered Canadian charity. ... Canadas Food Guide is a diet planning tool produced by Health Canada. ... Health Check is a food information program created and administered by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. ... Quality Assurance International (QAI) is a US-based international organic certification company. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The four Canadian Atlantic provinces. ...

Other supermarket banners

In addition to the Sobeys banner, Sobeys Inc. also operates supermarkets under the following banners:

  • IGA is Sobeys' main brand in Quebec. There are also 90 IGA stores in Western Canada and 115 IGA stores in Ontario. Sobeys have announced they plan to convert most of the remaining Ontario IGA stores to one of their other banners.[3]
    • (At the time of the Sobeys takeover of the Oshawa Group, all IGA locations in Atlantic Canada were purchased separately by Loblaws for competition reasons. Loblaws has converted these Atlantic Canadian IGA locations to one of their own banners. The Sobeys location in the mainly French-speaking Edmundston, New Brunswick was subsequently branded IGA and reports to Sobeys Quebec division.)
  • IGA Extra, in Quebec
  • Tradition Markets, small food market in Quebec
  • Price Chopper, a smaller, discount grocery store.
  • Foodland, small markets, located in Atlantic Canada and Ontario
  • TRA, a chain of wholesale outlets in Atlantic Canada, as well as a distribution company (which delivers to retail outlets throughout the maritimes (Corner Stores, and gas stations)
  • Food Town, in Western Canada

MarketPlace IGA stores in British Columbia, despite carrying Compliments products, are independently owned by H.Y. Louie.[4] IGA is a name used by many independent grocery stores throughout the world. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... Loblaw Companies Limited is the largest food retailer in Canada, with over 1,690 supermarkets operating under a variety of names including: Atlantic Superstore, Atlantic SuperValu, Atlantic Cash & Carry, SaveEasy, Dominion-Superstores, Extra Foods, Maxi, Provigo, Fortinos, Loblaws, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Valu-Mart, Your Independent Grocer, and Zehrs. ... Edmundston is a city in Madawaska County at the junction of the Saint John and Madawaska Rivers in northwestern New Brunswick, Canada only a few kilometres from the border with Quebec and on the border with the United States, opposite the town of Madawaska, Maine. ... IGA Extra is a brand of large supermarket operated by the IGA chain in Quebec, and supplied by Sobeys. ... Price Chopper is a chain of discount food stores in Canada. ... The four Canadian Atlantic provinces. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A Food Town location Food Town is a chain of grocery stores only located in Houston, TX and its surrounding areas, such as Baytown and Highlands, TX. Categories: | ...

Current Sobeys Banner Logos

The image above is a candidate for speedy deletion. It will be deleted on 2007-05-28.

Image File history File links I_logos2. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Retired banners

Steven Commisso’s Food Markets was a Canadian supermarket chain based in Beamsville, Ontario. ... // Onomastics and disambiguational information about the word and place- & human-names that forms Knecht-. This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Oshawa Group was once a leading owner of supermarkets in Ontario, but it was sold off to Sobeys (via Empire Company Limited) in [1998]]. Stores under Oshawa Group included: IGA Tradition Market Fresh Food Knechtel Price Chopper Food Town (at one time Food City) As well as food services company... Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies south of the French River and Algonquin Park. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... Woodstock (2005 population: 34,000) is a city and the county seat of Oxford County in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: Location of London in relation to Middlesex County and the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 as a village Incorporated 1855 as a city Government  - City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best  - Governing Body London City Council  - MPs Sue Barnes (LPC) Glen Pearson... Categories: Stub | Cities in Ontario | Ontario counties and regions ... Ridgetown is a town in Ontario located in south-east Chatham-Kent. ... Blenheim, Ontario is a community located in south-central Chatham-Kent with a population of over 4800. ... Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Essex Mayor Wayne Hurst Governing body Amherstburg Town Council Member of Parliament Jeff Watson (CONS) Provincial Representative Bruce Crozier (LIB) Area    - City 185. ... Nickname: Motto: Building on the Past. ... Nickname: Canadas Southernmost Town Country Canada Province Ontario County Essex Government  - Mayor Nelson Santos  - Governing body Kingsville Town Council  - Member of Parliament Jeff Watson (CONS)  - Provincial Representative Bruce Crozier (LIB) Area  - City 246. ... This is the article about the town in Ontario. ... Tillsonburg, Ontario is a town in Oxford County of Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... Needs Convenience (some stores used the Green Gables banner until the late 1990s) is a chain of neighbourhood convenience stores throughout eastern Canada. ...

Other Sobeys-owned banners

Sobeys Incorporated also owns the Needs Convenience, Kwik-Way, and BoniChoix convenience store chains as well as the Lawtons drug store chain in Atlantic Canada. Needs Convenience (some stores used the Green Gables banner until the late 1990s) is a chain of neighbourhood convenience stores throughout eastern Canada. ... Lawtons is a Canadian drug store chain owned by the Sobeys Group of Stellarton, Nova Scotia with a head office located in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. ...


Griffins

Also, in areas where tobacco sales are more restricted, such as New Brunswick , Nova Scotia , Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold in a separate store, owned and operated by Sobeys Inc., called Griffins. These stores are a part of the Sobeys store but are only accessible from the outside due to laws in these provinces which prevent any store that has a pharmacy to also sell tobacco products. Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Official languages English, French (the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson - Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Federal representation in... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Capital St. ... Motto: i lost P.E.I. again mom:well, look under the couch Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Barbara Oliver Hagerman - Premier Pat Binns (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 4 - Senate seats 4 Confederation July 1, 1873 (7th) Area Ranked 13th...


Fast Fuels

A number of stores in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have a gas bar, Sobeys Fast Fuels, which offers a Sobeys coupon of 3.5 cents for each litre purchased. Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Official languages English, French (the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson - Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Federal representation in...


Empire Group of Companies

The Sobeys conglomerate is owned by Empire Company Limited, which is controlled by the Sobey family. In addition to Sobeys, the Empire Company also owns Empire Theatres, Canada's second-largest movie theatre chain, as well as many commercial retail properties through subsidiary Crombie REIT. Empire Theatres TSX: EPC.P is Canadas second largest movie theatre circuit, and the only major circuit operating in Atlantic Canada. ...


Sobeys Express

Sobeys also owns and operates another convenience store called Sobeys Express. The stores carry items commonly found in a convenience store but also include a mini deli, mini bakery, as well as produce. The first trial locations opened in early 2004 in Truro, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick but the chain has since expanded nationally. The trial locations were converted Needs Convenience stores. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Produce on display at La Boqueria market in Barcelona, Spain. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... One of Truros tree sculptures Truro (2001 population 11,457; area population 44,276) is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian... Moncton is a Canadian city in Westmorland County, New Brunswick. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Official languages English, French (the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson - Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Federal representation in... Needs Convenience (some stores used the Green Gables banner until the late 1990s) is a chain of neighbourhood convenience stores throughout eastern Canada. ...


References

  1. ^ Two CEOs dined, one got Apple Pie, Konrad Yakabuski, The Globe and Mail, July 23, 2005. Accessed March 25, 2007.
  2. ^ Grocery business faces sea change, Gordon Pitts, The Globe and Mail, July 20, 2005. Accessed March 12, 2007.
  3. ^ Sobeys to convert IGA stores to Sobeys brands, CBC News, August 28, 2006.
  4. ^ H.Y. Louie Co. Limited to join IGA International, IGA Press Release, February 10, 2005.

The Globe and Mail is a large English language national newspaper based in Toronto, Canada, and printed in seven cities across Canada. ... The Globe and Mail is a large English language national newspaper based in Toronto, Canada, and printed in seven cities across Canada. ... CBC redirects here, as this is the most common use of the abbreviation. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Sobeys Careers: Vault Career & Hiring Profiles (355 words)
Sobeys employee surveys are collected by Vault editors, Vault Gold Surveys provide detailed information on careers and hiring at specific employers.
We provide a free insider career profile on Sobeys, based on interviews and surveys of Sobeys employees.
Vault.com is not associated or affiliated with Sobeys.
Sobeys | Legal (527 words)
Sobeys assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements on this Website, and these statements are subject to uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to materially differ.
Sobeys is not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, or punitive damage resulting from your access to or use of this Website.
Sobeys is also not responsible for any damages to your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to and downloading from the Website.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m