Empire Advances FreshCo Expansion into Western Canada

June 11, 2019 Empire Company

Today Empire Company Limited (“Empire” or the “Company”) (TSX: EMP.A) announced the locations of six additional FreshCo store investments in British Columbia (“B.C.”) as part of its discount format expansion into Western Canada. The announcement follows five successful FreshCo openings in B.C. and Manitoba earlier this Spring. In fiscal 2018, the Company shared plans to expand FreshCo into the West by converting approximately 25% of its underperforming Safeway and Sobeys locations over a five year period.