FreshCo’s expansion in the West continues with plans to convert six Safeway locations in British Columbia by spring 2020.
In a press release, FreshCo parent Empire said the combined closure
costs related to the six conversions were “estimated to be approximately
$15 million, which will be charged to operating earnings in the first
quarter of fiscal 2020.”
Five FreshCo stores across Manitoba and B.C. are currently up and
running, and an additional seven stores are slated to open in B.C. over
the coming months. In all, 18 locations have been confirmed in Western