Portofino Bakery’s Renowned Artisan Breads and Buns are Now Available in More Than 1,000 Locations Across Canada

June 11, 2024 Portofino Bakery

Vancouver Island-based Portofino Bakery has dramatically expanded its distribution across Canada to reach more Canadians with bread that they can be proud to put on their tables. The bakery, which is a pioneer of commercial artisan baking using high quality ingredients and a small batch, long fermentation baking process, has been renowned in Western Canada and now has its products available across the country in all Walmart and all Sobeys banner locations.

Empire Company Limited and Sobeys Inc. Surpasses Food Rescue Goal to Donate 30 Million Meals Annually in Partnership with Second Harvest

April 23, 2024 Empire Company Limited

Since Empire and Second Harvest formed a national partnership in 2021, the volume of rescued food has reached its goal to rescue and donate approximately 30 million meals annually. Of that diverted food, 42 per cent was produce, 15 per cent was dairy foods, and bread was 11 per cent.

Verdant Technologies to Partner with Sobeys Inc. on Innovation to Eliminate Ice from Sobeys’ Broccoli Supply Chain with HarvestHold Fresh

April 9, 2024 Verdant Technologies

Verdant Technologies is expanding the adoption of its HarvestHold Fresh® product in Canada to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the North American broccoli supply chain. HarvestHold Fresh is an in-box sheet that uses an industry-standard ingredient, widely used in commodities like apples and flowers for more than two decades to extend freshness and shelf-life. HarvestHold Fresh is placed in produce boxes immediately after harvest to slow ripening and maturation so that produce can maintain its vitality and taste for longer.

Fraise d’hiver Strawberries are Finally Available Across Quebec Through the Sobeys-IGA Network

October 16, 2023 Perishable News

Lovers of Quebec strawberries will be delighted to learn that these summer icons will now be available year-round, province-wide! Produced using innovative, environmentally friendly growing methods, Fraise d’hiver strawberries are now available throughout all Sobeys banners: IGA, IGA extra, Rachelle-Béry, Les Marchés Tradition and Marché Bonichoix.

Empire Company Limited Celebrates the Launch Of Scene+ in Atlantic Canada Stores, and Prepares to Launch Next In Western Canada

August 23, 2022 Empire Company Limited

Empire Company Limited (“Empire” or the “Company”) (TSX: EMP.A) is thrilled to see customers engaging with the new and expanded Scene+ loyalty program following its debut in its Atlantic Canada stores on August 11.