Report: Sobeys to cut 1,300 jobs
STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Canadian grocer Sobeys, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Co., is reportedly looking to cut 1,300 jobs as it streamlines its distribution operations, according to The Globe and Mail.
According to the report, the grocer, which acquired Safeway Canada in 2013, is shuttering its Milton, Ontario, distribution center after its expanded automated facility in Vaughan, Ontario, launches in October of 2016.
The company’s Calgary facility will close after its recently acquired former Target distribution center opens in mid-2017, according to the article. It expects its King Edward center in Winnipeg to close early in 2016.
Sobeys owns or franchises approximately 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 350 retail fuel locations.
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DSNTV: On-site at McKesson ideaShare 2015
McKesson ideaShare 2015 kicked off this week in San Diego with over 4,000 Health Mart owners, alongside McKesson customers and executives attending continuing education classes starting Wednesday and the conference’s Opening General Session on Thursday, when the show floor opened following the event. In this edition of DSNTV, Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder shares highlights from ideaShare 2015 straight from the show floor.