Article Date 06/06/2019

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Empire ramps up FreshCo expansion

Source Canadian Grocer

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 Canada.

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