Sobeys' technology upgrades include a fresh-item management system that has bolstered the profitability of perishables departments and contributed to the company's income growth
Investments in technology appear to be paying off for Sobeys. Beginning in 2005, Sobeys, Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada's second-largest food retailer with 1,332 stores, upgraded its information processing and decision-support capabilities, focusing on the “back-shop,” according to its 2009 annual report. The company introduced the Club Sobeys loyalty card program in 2008 and opened a state-of-the-art distribution center in Vaughan, Ontario, last year. Meanwhile, over its past three full ...
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