STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Newly acquired and newly renovated stores, as well as effective sales and merchandising initiatives, lifted sales at Sobeys by 4.8% during the second quarter that ended Nov. 3, Sobeys' parent company said. The food division of Empire Cos. reported sales of $3.3 billion (U.S.), with around $101 million in new sales coming from its recent acquisitions of the British Columbia-based Thrifty Foods chain and from Quebec-based wholesaler ADL. The Sobeys division ...

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