Sobeys Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					                                   Sobeys Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDRT33060SA                                                                                          Publication Date: DEC 2012

          115 King Street                                    Phone             +1 902 7528371                   Revenue         16,000 (million CAD)
          Stellarton, NS                                     Fax               +1 902 9281722                   Net Profit      NA
          B0K 1S0                                            Website           www.sobeys.com                   Employees       95,000 (Estimated)
          Canada                                             Exchange                                           Industry        Retailing

       Company Overview
       Sobeys Inc. (Sobeys), a subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, carries out grocery retailing and food distribution business in
       Canada. The company provides broad assortment of products including food, grocery, beverages and pharmaceutical items. It
       also offers private label brand, compliments and other branded products. Sobeys sells its merchandise through more than 1,500
       corporate-owned and franchised stores in over 800 communities across Canada. It operates six store formats under the banners
       including Sobeys, IGA extra, IGA, Foodland, Fresh Co and Thrifty Foods. It also operates drug stores and specialty stores such
       as wine stores.
       Key Executives                                                             SWOT Analysis
                      Name                               Title                     Sobeys Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Robert P. Dexter                  Chairman                                Strengths                            Weaknesses
         Marc Poulin                       Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                   Strong Financials                    Limited Geographic Presence
         Francois Vimard                   Executive Vice President
                                                                                   Wide Store Network in Canada
         Jason Potter                      President,       Multi-Format
                                           Operations
         Claude Tessier                    President, IGA Operations               Opportunities                        Threats
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData                                                                 Increase in Franchise Store          Increasing Labor Costs
                                                                                   Sales
                                                                                                                        Highly Competitive Market
        Key Competitors                                                            Rising Popularity Of Online
         Canada Safeway Limited                                                    Shopping

         Metro Inc.
         The Skor Food Group Inc.                                                 Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData

         Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
        Loblaw Companies Limited
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Sobeys Inc. - Key Facts...................................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Sobeys Inc. - Key Employees............................................................................................................................................................. 5
       Sobeys Inc. - Key Employee Biographies........................................................................................................................................... 6
       Sobeys Inc. - Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................................ 7
       Sobeys Inc. - History .......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
       Sobeys Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries .......................................................................................................................................... 9
          Head Office ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 10
       Sobeys Inc. - Business Description .................................................................................................................................................. 10
       Sobeys Inc. - SWOT Analysis .......................................................................................................................................................... 11
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 11
          Sobeys Inc. - Strengths................................................................................................................................................................. 11
             Strength - Strong Financials ...................................................................................................................................................... 11
             Strength - Wide Store Network in Canada ................................................................................................................................ 11
             Strength - Growth Through Private Label Products ................................................................................................................... 11
          Sobeys Inc. - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................................................... 11
             Weakness - Limited Geographic Presence ............................................................................................................................... 11
          Sobeys Inc. - Opportunities........................................................................................................................................................... 12
             Opportunity - Increase in Franchise Store Sales ....................................................................................................................... 12
             Opportunity - Rising Popularity Of Online Shopping.................................................................................................................. 12
             Opportunity - Rising Demand for Private Label Products .......................................................................................................... 12
             Opportunity - Expansion Through Acquisitions and Store Openings ......................................................................................... 12
          Sobeys Inc. - Threats .................................................................................................................................................................... 12
             Threat - Increasing Labor Costs ................................................................................................................................................ 12
             Threat - Highly Competitive Market ........................................................................................................................................... 
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Sobeys Inc. (Sobeys), a subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, carries out grocery retailing and food distribution business in Canada. The company provides broad assortment of products including food, grocery, beverages and pharmaceutical items. It also offers private label brand, compliments and other branded products. Sobeys sells its merchandise through more than 1,500 corporate-owned and franchised stores in over 800 communities across Canada. It operates six store formats under the banners including Sobeys, IGA extra, IGA, Foodland, Fresh Co and Thrifty Foods. It also operates drug stores and specialty stores such as wine stores.
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