STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — A 7% increase in sales at Sobeys stores, including a 5.4% jump in same-store sales, helped boost net income by 12.5% during the fiscal second quarter for Empire Cos., Sobeys’ parent company here said Thursday. “The positive growth trend in same-store sales and earnings reflects a steadfast focus on day-to-day execution, the impact of merchandising innovations and disciplined implementation of cost and productivity initiatives,” Paul Sobey, president and chief ...

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