List of stores sold by Sobeys to Overwaitea Food Group and Federated Co-operatives Limited

Fact Sheet

February 13, 2014

On February 13, 2014, the Competition Bureau announced that it has approved the sale by Sobeys Inc. of 22 grocery stores to Overwaitea Food Group LP and Federated Co-operatives Limited. These stores are being sold pursuant to an October 2013 Consent Agreement that requires Sobeys to sell a total of 23 grocery stores to remedy the Bureau’s concerns relating to Sobeys’ proposed acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Canada Safeway. This Agreement was designed to ensure that Canadian consumers continue to benefit from competitive prices for a wide selection of grocery products.

The Bureau expects the remaining Sobeys grocery store (Price Chopper Stafford Square in Winnipeg) to be sold in accordance with the Consent Agreement.

The Bureau also reviewed the purchase of seven additional Sobeys stores by Overwaitea Food Group LP and issued a No Action Letter in respect of the purchase of these stores. These seven stores were not part of the October 2013 Consent Agreement.

The following stores have been acquired by Federated Co-operatives Limited pursuant to the October 2013 Consent Agreement:

Safeway 2346 (Taber)
4926-46 Ave., Taber, AB T1G 2A4
Sobeys (Station Square)
10004-99 Ave., Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 3Y1
Safeway 805 (Millwoods)
2331-66 St., NW Edmonton, AB T6K 4B4
Sobeys (Hawkstone)
18370 Lessard Rd., Edmonton, AB T6M 2W8
Sobeys (Goldbar)
5036-106 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 1E9
IGA (Ottewell)
6204-90 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 0P2
Sobeys (Leduc)
5421-50 Street, Leduc, AB T9E 6Z7
Sobeys (Wetaskiwin)
4703-50 St., Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 1J6
Safeway 598 (Main Street)
1441 Main St., Winnipeg, MB R2W 3V6
Safeway 719 (Southdale Centre)
77 Vermillion Rd., Winnipeg, MB R2J 3W7
Safeway 724 (Grant Park)
1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6
Safeway 730 (St. Vital)
850 Dakota St., Winnipeg, MB R2M 5R9
Safeway 389 (Regina)
3801 Albert St., Regina, SK S4S 3R4
Safeway 315 (8th / Circle)
3310-8 St. E., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W4

The following stores have been acquired by Overwaitea pursuant to the October 2013 Consent Agreement:

Safeway 66 (Sidney)
2345 Beacon Ave., Sidney, BC V8L 1W9
Safeway 80 (Fort and Foul)
1950 Foul Bay Rd., Victoria, BC V8R 5A7
Safeway 98 (Tsawwassen)
1143 56th St., Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2A2
Safeway 185 (University Heights)
3958 Shelbourne St., Victoria, BC V8N 3E2
Safeway 833 (Thickwood)
131 Signal Rd., Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4N6
Thrifty Foods 28 (Sapperton)
270 East Columbia St., New Westminster, BC V3L 0E3
Sobeys (Canmore)
950 Railway Ave., Canmore, AB T1W 1P4
Sobeys (Cochrane)
65 Bow St., Cochrane, AB T4C 2B9

The purchase of these additional stores by Overwaitea was approved by the Competition Bureau, outside of the October 2013 Consent Agreement:

Safeway 39 (Port Alberni)
3756-10 Ave., Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4W6
Safeway 48 (Royal City Centre)
610-6th St., New Westminster, BC V3L 3C2
Safeway 67 (Duncan)
181 Trans Canada Hwy., Duncan, BC V9L 3P8
Safeway 147 (Ladysmith)
370 Trans Canada Hwy., Ladysmith, BC V0R 2E0
Safeway 195 (Tillicum)
108-3170 Tillicum Rd., Victoria, BC V9A 7C7
Thrifty Foods 25 (Abbotsford)
101-18888 North Parallel Rd., Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6
Thrifty Foods 30 (Brooks)
130-2000 Island Hwy., Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W3

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