STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Sobeys here is experiencing strong perishables sales at its converted Freshco stores but hopes to increase dry grocery sales, said Bill McEwan, president and chief executive officer, during a conference call discussing first-quarter results. Produce sales at its 18 Freshco units have been “very powerful,” he said, while deli, meat and bakery have performed at or above the company's “high expectations, and traffic is solid.” “However, we hope to encourage shoppers ...

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