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Re: Sobeys Buys Canada Safeway

Post by pseudo3d » December 15th, 2017, 3:52 pm

They're going to convert up to 25% of the Sobeys/Safeway stores into FreshCo.

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Re: Sobeys Buys Canada Safeway

Post by bm10k » February 24th, 2018, 6:27 pm

10 Safeway Stores in B.C. Lower Mainland Are closing
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Re: Sobeys Buys Canada Safeway

Post by marshd1000 » April 24th, 2018, 10:14 pm

This is old news but the first time I have heard of this. Sobey’s has started franchising Safeway stores!

http://www.panow.com/article/670060/pa- ... ern-canada
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Re: Sobeys Buys Canada Safeway

Post by storewanderer » April 24th, 2018, 10:55 pm

marshd1000 wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 10:14 pm
This is old new but the first time I have heard of this. Sobey’s has started franchising Safeway stores!

http://www.panow.com/article/670060/pa- ... ern-canada
Man... franchising existing Safeway Stores that are still stuck in the old US Lifestyle model... even with a Starbucks inside still... well, Sobey's seems to be failing at operating them so maybe these franchisees (probably just previous Safeway managers) can do a better job...

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Re: Sobeys Buys Canada Safeway

Post by pseudo3d » April 26th, 2018, 10:53 pm

storewanderer wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 10:55 pm
marshd1000 wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 10:14 pm
This is old new but the first time I have heard of this. Sobey’s has started franchising Safeway stores!

http://www.panow.com/article/670060/pa- ... ern-canada
Man... franchising existing Safeway Stores that are still stuck in the old US Lifestyle model... even with a Starbucks inside still... well, Sobey's seems to be failing at operating them so maybe these franchisees (probably just previous Safeway managers) can do a better job...
The article certainly makes it sound wonderful, but it doesn't bring up the possibility that franchising could create some absolutely terrible, overpriced stores that make the D-grade Safeways in the U.S. look halfway decent in comparison.

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