RILA welcomes new Board Chairman Brian Cornell chairman and CEO of Target Corporation

Semi-Annual Meeting Brings New Chairman, Four New Board Members​

Arlington , VA, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today (1/22/2018) that four top retail executives have been selected to join the association’s Board of Directors in an election that took place during the Board’s semi-annual meeting, held Sunday in Tucson, Arizona. In addition, RILA welcomed a new Board Chairman, Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer of Target Corporation. Cornell, who succeeds former Chairman Bill Rhodes of AutoZone, will serve a two-year term.

New to the association’s Board of Directors are:

  • Gina Boswell, President, Customer Development, Unilever
  • Mark Breitbard, President & Chief Executive Officer, Banana Republic, Gap Inc.
  • Michele Buck, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Hershey Co.
  • Richard Keyes, President & Chief Executive Officer, Meijer, Inc.

“The past year was one of tremendous change in retail as we saw fundamental shifts in where and how people choose to shop. We also saw firsthand the power of our industry when we find common ground and advocate for consumers.  As RILA’s Chairman, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to build upon our shared successes and help drive positive change for our customers, our teams and our industry,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer, Target Corporation.

For a full Q&A with Brian Cornell about his upcoming chairmanship, click here.

“RILA is fortunate to be led by such an exceptional Board of Directors. Our success is in large part a result of their commitment to collaborate with one another and provide us with critical insights and direction,” said RILA President Sandy Kennedy. “We’re thrilled to welcome four additional Board members this year and we’re confident that we will continue to accomplish great things under Brian’s leadership.”

The 2018 RILA Board of Directors:

  • Brian Cornell, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Target Corporation (Chairman)
  • Mary Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, ULTA Beauty (Vice Chairman)
  • Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, AutoZone, Inc. (Immediate Past Chairman)
  • James Myers, Chairman, Petco Holdings, Inc. (Treasurer)
  • Robert Niblock, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (Secretary)
  • Gina Boswell, President, Customer Development, Unilever*
  • Mark Breitbard, President & Chief Executive Officer, Banana Republic, Gap Inc.*
  • Shelley Broader, President & Chief Executive Officer, Chico’s FAS, Inc.
  • Michele Buck, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Hershey Co.*
  • James Dinkins, President, Coca-Cola North America, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Marvin Ellison, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
  • Alexander Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boot Alliance and President, Walgreen Co.
  • Alan Hoskins, Chief Executive Officer, Energizer Holdings, Inc.
  • Joe Jensen, Vice President, Internet of Things Group, and General Manager, Retail Solutions Division, Intel Corporation
  • Richard Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Foot Locker, Inc.
  • Hubert Joly, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Richard Keyes, President & Chief Executive Officer, Meijer, Inc.*
  • Stephen Laughlin, Vice President & Global Industry Leader, Retail, IBM Corporation
  • Craig Menear, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President, The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Michael Polk, Chief Executive Officer, Newell Brands
  • Steve Rendle, President & Chief Executive Officer, VF Corporation
  • Gregory Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer, Tractor Supply Company
  • Jill Standish, Senior Managing Director, Global Retail Consulting Practice, Accenture
  • Todd Vasos, Chief Executive Officer, Dollar General Corporation
  • Sandra Kennedy, President, Retail Industry Leaders Association

*Denotes Newly Elected Member

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

Contact:
Christin Fernandez
Vice President, Communications
Phone: 703-600-2039
Email: christin.fernandez@rila.org

Source: RILA

The biggest tradeshow on retail design and in-store marketing in India to be held in Mumbai from 22 to 24 February 2018

  • Biggest tradeshow on retail design and in-store marketing in India
  • Over 150 exhibitors with 4,000 sqm are expecting around 7,500 visitors
  • In-Store Asia offers comprehensive package of trade fair, convention, design award and VM competition

DUSSELDORF, Germany, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — In November 2016, Messe Düsseldorf India and the Indian company Thought Shows & Events Pvt Ltd. founded a new company, Excosa, thus paving the way for a joint focus of the specialist trade fair In-Store Asia. Now the time has finally come: for the first time, from 22 to 24 February 2018 In-Store Asia will take place under joint management, and the event will also be its first time as a member of the EuroShop family.

In-Store Asia is the biggest tradeshow on retail design and in-store marketing on the Indian subcontinent. For over a decade is has helped decisively in keeping up with trends, innovations and developments throughout the world. Now In-Store Asia is set to become a member of the EuroShop family. For EuroShop, the World´s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair, this market début is ideal in view of the healthy growth rates on the Indian retail market.

Everything is going extremely well for In-Store Asia 2018: having attracted over 125 exhibitors and filling 4,000 sqm net exhibition space so far, the trade fair is already 30 per cent up compared with the previous event. Around 7,500 trade visitors are expected to come to the Bombay Exhibition Centre on the three days of the event. This year a large number of new exhibitors have registered and, what is more, the share of international exhibitors has risen by 20% and is currently the highest ever, including companies from the United States, China, Italy and Taiwan.

One trade fair – four highlights

Expo: In-Store Asia will feature a large range of products and services, comprising POP displays, shopper marketing, retail technology and signage as well as digital printing, retail design, visual merchandising, lighting, materials, fittings and accessories.

Convention: The simultaneously held convention is expected to attract 350 decision-makers from the retail trade, including brand manufacturers, retailers, retail designers, visual merchandisers and shopper marketing agencies. More than 20 Indian and international speakers will be giving presentations on current issues in the industry.

VM&RD Retail Design Awards:  The award ceremony for the 10th VM&RD Retail Design Awards will be the most prestigious event in the Indian retail design community and is due to be held on the second day of In-Store Asia. Top retail designers will be competing in 12 store design categories as well as in 10 special categories. The number of companies applying for this year’s awards has been higher than ever, with companies submitting 360 projects in all.

VM Challenge: Last but not least, In-Store Asia 2018 will conduct its highly popular window display competition, known as the VM Challenge. This year 42 top visual merchandisers from more than 15 top brands will be competing with one another.

For further details or to register as a participant, please go to www.instoreasia.org/#registration

Contact at Messe Düsseldorf India:
Mr.Jitender Sharma
Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd.
Tel: +91 (0) 11 4855 0054
Email: SharmaJ@md-india.com
Web: www.md-india.com

Contact in Düsseldorf:
Dr. Cornelia Jokisch
Senior Manager Press & PR
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560-998 or -999,
Fax: +49 (0)211 4560-8548
Email: JokischC@messe-duesseldorf.deKarlT@messe-duesseldorf.de
Web: www.messe-duesseldorf.dewww.euroshop.de

Source: EuroShop

Forever 21 launches its Spring collection and campaign globally

LOS ANGELES, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forever 21, one of the most recognized and largest independent fashion retailers in the world, debuts its Spring collection and campaign globally.

The Spring Collection brings fresh shades and lightweight fabrics that refresh your wardrobe and offer a modern look for the warmer weather. For women, the collection includes a range of sporty to feminine chic pieces from striped dresses, separates, plaid blazers, patterned blouses, gingham prints and various denim pieces to compliment each look. Accessories include newsboy caps and berets. For men, the collection features essential layering pieces from simple graphic t-shirts, checkered pants and striped sweaters.

The Forever 21 Spring Collection will launch in stores globally and on Forever21.com on January 10, 2018 and ranges from $8.90-$58.00.

ABOUT FOREVER 21
Forever 21, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a fashion retailer of women’s, men’s and kids clothing and accessories and is known for offering the hottest, most current fashion trends at a great value to consumers. This model operates by keeping the store exciting with new merchandise brought in daily. Founded in 1984, Forever 21 operates more than 815 stores in 57 countries with retailers in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Mexico, Philippines and United Kingdom. For more information please visit: www.newsroom.forever21.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Forever 21 Public Relations
press@forever21.com

Source: Forever 21, Inc.

Forever 21 launches its F21 Active Monochrome Collection

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forever 21, one of the most recognized and largest independent fashion retailers in the world, debuts its F21 Active Monochrome Collection.

The active collection explores a multi-faceted approach to sports-influenced clothing by offering endless options for the woman who partakes in low, medium and high-performance activities. From yoga to cycling and running, the collection covers all the needs for those  looking to take on the great outdoors. The collection offers on-trend details from mesh inserts, metallic, pastels and modernized prints in an assortment of sports bras, yoga pants, running shorts and layering pieces including tops, jackets and much more.

As activewear has emerged as an everyday wear trend, the F21 Activewear Monochrome line hosts pieces that are extremely unique in both print and design making it easier for women to blend fitness and functionality into their daily routines. Items from the stylish and practical line range in price from $7.90 – $27.90.

Forever 21 Activewear Collection launches in stores globally and on Forever21.com beginning January 2, 2018.

ABOUT FOREVER 21
Forever 21, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a fashion retailer of women’s, men’s and kids clothing and accessories and is known for offering the hottest, most current fashion trends at a great value to consumers. This model operates by keeping the store exciting with new merchandise brought in daily. Founded in 1984, Forever 21 operates more than 815 stores in 57 countries with retailers in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Mexico, Philippines and United Kingdom. For more information please visit: www.newsroom.forever21.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Forever 21 Public Relations
press@forever21.com

Source: Forever 21, Inc.

Forever 21 collaborates with Honda on an exclusive capsule collection of vintage-inspired racing gear

LOS ANGELES, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forever 21, one of the most recognized and largest independent fashion retailers in the world, announces their exclusive collaboration with Honda on an exclusive capsule collection of vintage-inspired racing gear. Honda’s brand management agency, Earthbound—using its expertise in uniting brands—helped make the concept a reality.

To celebrate the launch of this exclusive capsule collection, Forever 21 has partnered with Honda to host a contest in which one lucky individual will win a CRF250L Honda motorcycle. For more information on how to enter the contest, please visit: http://bit.ly/2rczHNY

The F21xHonda racing capsule collection consists of iconic Honda designs from the early 1980’s and action sportswear of the 1990’s. Pairing nostalgic Honda racing iconography with updated silhouettes and fabrics to create a modern yet timeless aesthetic, the latest collection includes a variety of men’s and women’s apparel. The women’s collection offers vintage inspired styles from long and short sleeved crop-tops, long sleeve t-shirts and skirts, including items in the Plus size range. The men’s collection features street-wear ready pieces including t-shirts, pull-over sweaters and racing jackets.

“We are so excited to announce our partnership with Honda racing for this 80s & 90s inspired collection.  We are always looking for new & unexpected partnerships—this collaboration with Honda racing is especially relevant now with the popularity of racing & motorsport designs,” says Linda Chang, VP of Marketing for Forever 21. “We hope that fans of both Honda racing and our customers will celebrate with us through this collection.”

“Collaborating with a brand like Forever 21 allows us to introduce Honda motorcycles to a completely new audience,” Mike Snyder, Senior Manager of Honda Powersports Marketing said. “We are very happy with the collection they have developed. It does a great job of blending Honda’s Racing history with Forever 21’s fashion sense.”

The F21 x Honda racing collection will launch in stores throughout North America and on Forever21.com on January 23, 2018.

Official hashtag: #F21xHonda

ABOUT FOREVER 21
Forever 21, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a fashion retailer of women’s, men’s and kids clothing and accessories and is known for offering the hottest, most current fashion trends at a great value to consumers. This model operates by keeping the store exciting with new merchandise brought in daily. Founded in 1984, Forever 21 operates more than 815 stores in 57 countries with retailers in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Mexico, Philippines and United Kingdom. For more information please visit: www.newsroom.forever21.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Forever 21 Public Relations
press@forever21.com

Source: Forever 21, Inc.

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 2,033,752 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 15, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING JANUARY 19, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 2,033,752 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from January 15, 2018 up to and including January 19, 2018. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €18.49 per share for a total consideration of €37.6 million. These repurchases were made as part of the €2 billion share buyback program announced on November 8, 2017.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 6,151,272 common shares for a total consideration of €113.1 million.

Download the share buyback transactions excel sheet for detailed individual transaction information under “Files to download” (on the right).

This press release is issued in connection with the disclosure and reporting obligation set out in Article 2(2) of the EU Regulation that contains technical standards for buyback programs.

Visit www.aholddelhaize.com/en/investors/share-information/share-buy-back-programs/ for a complete overview of all Ahold Delhaize share buyback programs.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

SOURCE: Ahold Delhaize

Darden Restaurants appoints Dave George as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

ORLANDO, Fla., 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) today (January 22, 2018) announced the appointment of Dave George as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position within Darden. As COO, George will maintain his oversight of Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and International Franchising while adding Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen to his leadership portfolio. He will continue to report to Gene Lee, President and CEO of Darden.

“Dave is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers strong results. As we continue to simplify our operations across all brands, he is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability, with a laser-focus on operational excellence,” said Lee.

George was named President, Olive Garden in 2013 and Executive Vice President, Darden Restaurants in 2016. He joined Darden in 2007 as President, LongHorn Steakhouse where he had served since 2003. Prior to that, George served as Senior Vice President, Operations for LongHorn Steakhouse (2001 – 2003) and Vice President, Operations for The Capital Grille (2000 – 2001).

The Company also announced that Dan Kiernan has been named President, Olive Garden, effective immediately. Kiernan joined Olive Garden as a Manager-in-Training in 1992 and worked his way through the operations system – moving from General Manager to Director of Operations to Senior Vice President, Operations. He was named Executive Vice President, Operations in 2011 and has played an integral role in Olive Garden’s transformation by focusing on flawless execution in order to deliver memorable guest experiences.

“Dan is a great restaurant operator. His ability to make the complex simple, motivate more than 90,000 team members and lead teams dedicated to delivering memorable guest experiences makes him the perfect leader for Olive Garden,” said George.

“I am excited that Dave has accepted this new challenge that will broaden his influence across the organization and ensure a smooth and effective transition at Olive Garden. I am confident that under Dave and Dan’s leadership, Olive Garden will continue to deliver outstanding food and service to our guests,” said Lee.

About Darden

Darden is a restaurant company featuring a portfolio of differentiated brands that include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V’s. Our people equal our success, and we are proud to employ more than 175,000 team members in nearly 1,700 restaurants. Together, we create memorable experiences for 380 million guests each year in communities across North America. For more information, please visit www.darden.com.

Contact:

(Analysts)
Kevin Kalicak
(407) 245-5870

(Media)
Rich Jeffers
(407) 245-4189

SOURCE: Darden Restaurants, Inc.: General

Delhaize inspires customers on eating well and healthy through its multimedia campaign

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — With consumers in Belgium and Luxembourg increasingly interested in making healthier food choices, Delhaize launched a multimedia campaign last week that focuses on health and nutrition. The goal is to inspire customers and provide them with information, ideas and tips on topics ranging from eating more fruits and vegetables to consuming less sugar.

The campaign will run throughout 2018 in a variety of media channels, including television, radio, newspapers and online. On the brand’s website, for example, customers can find information and ask questions about healthy living, with answers provided by chef and ambassador Jeroen de Pauw.

“The better you know your customer, the better you understand their different needs and requests,” said Xavier Piesvaux, Brand President of Delhaize. “More than ever, we want to be the preferred food retailer that has a solution for every customer. We launched our new campaign to stress that eating well and healthy is a crucial element in living well.”

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

SOURCE: Ahold Delhaize

Hannaford rewards customers for buying own-brand items with the launch of My Hannaford Rewards

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hannaford announced yesterday the company-wide launch of My Hannaford Rewards, a reinvention of grocery store loyalty programs that rewards customers for buying own-brand items while leaving already low prices untouched.

Shoppers who choose to participate earn a 2% reward on every own-brand item purchased, including fresh meat, seafood and deli items, as well as thousands of packaged products across the store. About 5,200 fresh and center-store items qualify for rewards in an averaged-sized Hannaford store. Shoppers also will receive personalized coupon offers for the national and regional-brand products they buy.

“My Hannaford Rewards is a new way to thank customers, with a 2% reward on own-brand items and coupon offers that are meaningful to them as individuals,” said Brand President Mike Vail. “The things that people love about Hannaford – including great fresh food, low everyday prices and excellent service – are our foundation. My Hannaford Rewards builds on that to provide customers with additional benefits for the shopping they do each week.”

The program is different from traditional supermarket loyalty programs because in-store prices remain the same for all customers whether they enroll in My Hannaford Rewards or not. By contrast, club models or two-tiered loyalty programs require customers to subscribe to access a better level of store pricing.

My Hannaford Rewards, which began as a test with associates last year and later as an 11-store pilot in Vermont, is now available in all 181 Hannaford stores in five states in the Northeast.

The program is easy to join and use. Customers can sign up in one of three ways: downloading the app online, signing up via the brand’s website or visiting any Hannaford store to sign up in person.

Users earn rewards every time they shop by scanning their app or entering their phone number at checkout. The rewards may be redeemed quarterly, with the total earned deducted from their bill during their next shopping trip.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

SOURCE: Ahold Delhaize

Sobeys to bring the best-in-the-world grocery e-commerce experience to Canadians through partnership with Ocado Group plc

STELLARTON, NS, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. announced today (January 22, 2018) that it has signed an agreement with Ocado Group plc to bring the world’s leading online grocery ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery solution to Canada.

Sobeys’ end-to-end online grocery shopping business will be built on the Ocado Smart Platform. With more than 15 years at the forefront of innovation and success in grocery e-commerce, Ocado will partner exclusively in Canada with Sobeys to launch online grocery shopping services, including:
 best-in-class, front-end web site functionality, supported by its proprietary ‘web shop’ and mobile grocery ordering applications
 construction of Ocado’s latest generation, state-of-the-art automated warehouse designed specifically for grocery e-commerce (in which Ocado will invest to install its grid and robots)
 last-mile routing management technology to optimize delivery truck efficiency, customer service excellence and punctuality.

Sobeys and Ocado will develop their first Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) in the Greater Toronto Area. The build is expected to take approximately two years.

In addition to this initial CFC, Sobeys and Ocado will consider developing other CFCs in Canada’s urban areas.

“Sobeys intends to play to win in Canadian online grocery shopping. We are very excited to bring this best-in-the-world grocery e-commerce experience to Canadian customers,” said Michael Medline, President & CEO of Sobeys Inc. “This unique and innovative Sobeys and Ocado experience will offer consumers the biggest selection, freshest products and most reliable delivery available anywhere on the planet. Our end-to-end e-commerce solution will allow Sobeys to build an online offer in a manner that is profitable and creates exceptional value for our customers, investors and supplier partners.”

“We are delighted to be working with one of the leaders in North American grocery retailing. Sobeys is a highly successful and much admired Canadian business and we are proud that they have chosen Ocado Solutions to partner with to build their online grocery business,” said Tim Steiner, CEO of Ocado Group.

Luke Jensen, CEO of Ocado Solutions, added “Channel shift to online in North America is gaining pace as consumers increasingly seek the benefits of grocery shopping from the comforts of their own homes, and as retailers attempt to offer services to meet this growing customer trend. We are pleased to be partnering with innovative and forward-looking retailers such as Sobeys. Soon, four of the world’s most ambitious grocery retailers online – Ocado, Morrisons, Groupe Casino, and Sobeys – will be powered by
the Ocado Smart Platform and we look forward to welcoming more to this list going forward”.

Ocado will provide a comprehensive and customized suite of support and engineering services to enable a smooth launch and sustainable e-commerce operations. Sobeys and Ocado will also partner to incorporate ongoing learning and innovation from Ocado’s global experience into their Canadian platform.

About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians since 1907. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A), Sobeys owns, affiliates or franchises approximately 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 350 retail fuel locations. Sobeys, its franchisees and affiliates employ more than 125,000 people. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.

About Ocado
Ocado is a UK based company admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange (Ticker OCDO). It comprises one of the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailers, operating its own grocery and general merchandise retail businesses under Ocado.com and other specialist shop banners, together with its Solutions division. Ocado Solutions is responsible for corporate partnering, which began with its agreement to operate the online business of Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc in the UK, and more recently with an agreement with Groupe Casino to develop its online business in France.

Forward-Looking Information
This document contains forward-looking statements which are presented for the purpose of assisting the reader to understand management’s expectations regarding the Company’s strategic priorities, objectives and plans. These forward-looking statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements are identified by words or phrases such as “expects”, “intends”, “may”, “plans”, “will”, and other similar expressions or the negative of these terms.

By its nature, forward-looking information requires the Company to make assumptions and is subject to inherent risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements made. For more information on risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may impact the Company’s forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company’s materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities, including the “Risk Management” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form and Annual MD&A.

Contacts:
Media:
Cynthia Thompson
Vice President
Communications & Corporate Affairs
(902) 752-8371 ext. 8455
Cynthia.thompson@sobeys.com

Investor Relations:
Katie Brine
Director, Investor Relations
(905) 238-7124 ext. 2092
Katie.brine@sobeys.com

Source: Sobeys Inc.