Helping Canadians Eat Better,
Feel Better and Do Better

Commitment to exceptional shopping and food experiences.

As one of only two national grocery retailers in Canada, Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper, Thrifty Foods and Lawtons Drugs, as well as more than 380 retail fuel locations. Our five core retail food formats are designed to ensure that we have the right offering in the right-sized stores for each individual market we serve – from our full service format to the convenience format, each tailored to satisfy the unique occasion-based food shopping needs of our customers.

A proudly Canadian company with 108 years in the food business, Sobeys Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia.

On a mission to bring better food to Canadians by helping them Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better, Sobeys and its franchisees and affiliates employ more than 125,000 people from coast-to-coast.

At a glance

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Across the country

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IGA (table)

A unique shopping experience with high-quality products, customized offerings and an intimate knowledge of customers' needs serving mid sized and large urban and suburban communities in Québec.


Modern food stores offering full-service meat and seafood departments, farm-fresh produce, in-store bakeries, prepared foods and florists.

IGA extra

Full service food stores with extra focus on fresh food and an emphasis on customer service serving the Québec market.


Full service food stores committed to providing exceptional customer service with the diverse needs of Western Canadians in mind. Stores provide an array of grocery items and specialty departments including the pharmacy, bakery, deli, meat, floral as well as coffee kiosks and fuel centres.

Thrifty Foods

Serving Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, you’ll find a wide range of fresh offerings in a full service food store. Groceries can be purchased online for home delivery.


A unique shopping experience with high-quality products, customized offerings and an intimate knowledge of customers' needs serving mid sized and large urban and suburban communities in Québec.

Sobeys Urban Fresh

In busy urban centres, discover fresh food items and meal solutions for shoppers on-the-go.

IGA express

Small neighborhood markets in Québec providing on-the-go products, ready-to-eat food and meal ideas to help those in a hurry or on the road to eat better. IGA mini stores are smaller versions of this grocery store concept.!/store_concepts/iga_express/


High quality fresh product offerings, serving suburban and mid-sized communities in Western Canada


Neighbourhood stores that focus on community and customers while offering a wide variety of conventional products with friendly customer service.

Marché Bonichoix

Small food markets located in rural areas of Québec that have built their reputation by offering quality products in right sized stores.

Les Marchés Tradition

Community format stores owned by an affiliated network of independent grocers located in smaller communities in Québec and offering customers an assortment of fresh items with personalized service in a smaller format store.


An innovative concept in discount food retailing which meets the needs of today’s discount shopper by bringing together fresher food, at cheaper prices, in an unconventional store experience.

Price Chopper

Urban discount food stores offering national brands and our own Compliments private label products at everyday low prices. You’ll also find an in-store deli and bakery.

Needs Convenience

Neighbourhood convenience stores in Atlantic Canada offering late-night or 24-hour service and convenience.

Lawtons Drugs

Find a full line of health care, beauty, cosmetics, convenience and giftware products in communities across Atlantic Canada.


Find this one-stop health food store under both the épiceries santé and boutiques santé banners. You’ll find everything from produce and prepared meals to household products.


Fast Fuel

Providing fuel and convenience goods to communities across Atlantic Canada.

Cash & Carry

Cash and Carry outlets operated by TRA Atlantic, supply food products to independent food service and independent institutional channels in Atlantic and Western Canada.

Sobeys Liquor

Usually located in the same area as Sobeys stores or in smaller shopping centres across Alberta and Saskatchewan, providing an added convenience for customers

Safeway Wine & Spirits

Located in close proximity to Safeway stores across Alberta, Safeway Wine & Spirit stores feature a great selection to complement any occasion, expert service and AIR MILES® reward miles.


TRA Atlantic is a wholesale food distribution group serving Atlantic Canada through its six distribution centres.

Lumsden Brothers

Food wholesaler servicing over 1,000 independent retailers across Ontario.

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* As well as more than 380 retail fuel locations

Community Service'Routine and fill-in' shopping in rural and one-store communities
Fresh ServiceReady to serve, 'fresh fill-in' and 'today's meal' market
Full ServiceTotal food shopping experience with the broadest assortment
Discount ServiceEveryday food needs in price driven markets
Convenience ServiceOn the go convenience needs
OtherMeeting other specialized customer needs

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