1862: William Sobey, a British engineer stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, marries Janet MacIntosh. 1876: The Sobey clan, including 7-year-old son John William “J.W.” Sobey, settles on a farm in northern Nova Scotia. 1905: J.W. Sobey, wife Eliza and young son Frank settle in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. 1907: J.W. launches a meat-delivery company, marking the birth of Sobeys food retailing. 1924: Frank Sobey convinces his father to expand into a full-line grocery retailer. 1939: Sobeys ...

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