Sobeys opens North America’s first grocery Flexstore

A Sobeys in Orangeville, Ont. is the first grocery store in North America to implement a Flexstore concept. Flexstore is a system by European design and shopfitting firm Interstore | Schweitzer that leans on mobile fixtures that can easily be rearranged, allowing grocers to expand, reduce, or otherwise adjust various departments as needed. The units, which […]

Grocery code of practice proposed to address unfair market

Is a grocery code of practice a good idea? That’s the question being discussed at the moment across Canada. Canada’s second-largest grocery retailer, Empire, and an industry group representing food manufacturers recently agreed to a draft grocery code of practice that they say takes aim at unfairness in the market. Food, Health & Consumer Products […]

Empire Company reaches agreement to acquire Farm Boy

Press Release Empire Company Limited announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Farm Boy, one of the most exciting, fastest growing and successful food retailers in the country, with 26 locations in Ontario and many more on the way, for a total enterprise value of $800 million. Farm Boy’s outstanding fresh format is an excellent […]