Today, Sobeys, is behind Loblaws with 13% share of the retail market however, they offer more stores than its leading competitor; 1,334 locations across the country. Between 2008 and 2011, the company reported a 14% growth rate. In 2011, their sales topped over $ 16 billion. The company‟s success has largely been attributed to real estate choices and responding to the country‟s changing demographics.
Metro Inc., represents 9% of the market as they operate a total 564 food stores, along with 257 drug and convenience stores in Ontario and Quebec.
8:35 a.m. Fresh Talk link of the day: The local food markets and the importance of GAPS Gist: Growers must comply with food safety guidelines or risk losing consumer demand, PSU researchers say.