Stellarton, NS, Canada, 2014-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. today announced that Paul Jewer, Chief Financial Officer for the company, will leave the organization effective February 14, 2014, to accept a role outside the organization.
François Vimard, Executive Vice President, Sobeys Inc. and Chief Financial Officer for Empire Company Limited will assume Mr. Jewer's responsibilities on an interim basis.
Mr. Jewer joined Sobeys Inc. in 2003 as Vice President Finance & Treasury. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2011.
"Paul has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of Sobeys over the past 11 years and we wish him well as he prepares to take on a new role," said Mr. Vimard.
About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 106 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises more than 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton's Drug Stores as well as more than 330 retail fuel locations. Sobeys and its franchise affiliates employ more than 124,000 people. The company's goal is to be widely recognized as the best food retailer and workplace environment in Canada. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.
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