Sobeys rebranding Co-op Atlantic stores
Fate of remaining corporate-owned Co-op Atlantic stores to be decided by next week
Sobeys is rebranding a number of Co-op grocery stores and gas stations it recently purchased in Atlantic Canada.
As part of a deal that saw Co-op Atlantic sell its grocery distribution system to Sobeys, the national grocery chain also picked up five corporately-owned grocery stores and five gas bars.
The former Co-op grocery stores will mostly become Foodland stores.
- Quispamsis, NB Foodland
- Sackville, NB Foodland
- Milford, NS Foodland
- Walker Drive, Charlottetown, PEI Foodland
- North Rustico, PEI Clover Farm
The gas stations will mostly be converted to Shell.
- Glace Bay, NS Shell
- Wilbur Street, Moncton, NB Shell
- Corner Brook, NL Shell
- Quispamsis, NB Fast Fuel
- Walker Drive, Charlottetown, PEI Shell
Sobeys says it has completed deals to be the wholesale supplier to all but two of 49 member-owned Co-op locations and is close to finalizing long-term supply or franchise agreements with them.
Co-op Atlantic still owns four stores that were not included in the Sobeys deal, including one in Charlottetown.
Company spokesman Mike Randall said now that the Sobeys deal is complete Co-op will review the operation of the remaining stores. Randall said that review should be completed quickly, with the fate of those stores decided by early next week.