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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)
  • Sobeys (Station Square)
  • Safeway 805 (Millwoods)
  • Sobeys (Hawkstone)
  • Sobeys (Goldbar)
  • IGA (Ottewell)
  • Sobeys (Leduc)
  • Sobeys (Wetaskiwin)
  • Safeway 598 (Main Street)
  • Safeway 719 (Southdale Centre)
  • Safeway 724 (Grant Park)
  • Safeway 730 (St. Vital)
  • Safeway 389 (Regina)
  • Safeway 315 (8th / Circle)
  • 4926-46 Ave., Taber, AB T1G 2A4
  • 10004-99 Ave., Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 3Y1
  • 2331-66 St., NW Edmonton, AB T6K 4B4
  • 18370 Lessard Rd., Edmonton, AB T6M 2W8
  • 5036-106 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 1E9
  • 6204-90 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 0P2
  • 5421-50 Street, Leduc, AB T9E 6Z7
  • 4703-50 St., Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 1J6
  • 1441 Main St., Winnipeg, MB R2W 3V6
  • 77 Vermillion Rd., Winnipeg, MB R2J 3W7
  • 1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6
  • 850 Dakota St., Winnipeg, MB R2M 5R9
  • 3801 Albert St., Regina, SK S4S 3R4
  • 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)
  • Safeway 80 (Fort and Foul)
  • Safeway 98 (Tsawwassen)
  • Safeway 185 (University Heights)
  • Safeway 833 (Thickwood)
  • Thrifty Foods 28 (Sapperton)
  • Sobeys (Canmore)
  • Sobeys (Cochrane)
  • 2345 Beacon Ave., Sidney, BC V8L 1W9
  • 1950 Foul Bay Rd., Victoria, BC V8R 5A7
  • 1143 56th St., Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2A2
  • 3958 Shelbourne St., Victoria, BC V8N 3E2
  • 131 Signal Rd., Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4N6
  • 270 East Columbia St., New Westminster, BC V3L 0E3
  • 950 Railway Ave., Canmore, AB T1W 1P4
  • 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)
  • Safeway 48 (Royal City Centre)
  • Safeway 67 (Duncan)
  • Safeway 147 (Ladysmith)
  • Safeway 195 (Tillicum)
  • Thrifty Foods 25 (Abbotsford)
  • Thrifty Foods 30 (Brooks)
  • 3756-10 Ave., Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4W6
  • 610-6th St., New Westminster, BC V3L 3C2
  • 181 Trans Canada Hwy., Duncan, BC V9L 3P8
  • 370 Trans Canada Hwy., Ladysmith, BC V0R 2E0
  • 108-3170 Tillicum Rd., Victoria, BC V9A 7C7
  • 101-18888 North Parallel Rd., Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6
  • 130-2000 Island Hwy., Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W3

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