How to go into business with Sobeys
Our Local Program allows local suppliers to grow at a sustainable pace within our network of stores. You can start out in less than five stores and work with our team to grow.
Local Program Requirements:
Your products are made right here in Canada.
You are locally producing items that will wow and excite our customers.
Your products are regionally relevant in a local market.
Your product is packaged and ready to be sold.
If you fit this criteria, we want to know more!
Are you locally producing a product that you would like to share with Sobeys for listing consideration?
Please click on the link below and complete the brief Submission Form.
What our Local Suppliers have to say
Ameen & Surria Fadel Co-Founders, Cedar Valley Selections – Oldcastle, Ontario
I started Cedar Valley Selections at the age of 16 along with the help of my mother, knowing nothing about the retail grocery industry. Our local Sobeys in Lakeshore, ON, was one of the first to carry our line of Dressings and Pita Chips back in 2018. Over the years, we were able to grow with Sobeys from one store, to 10, to 100, and now have our products in more than 350 Sobeys across Canada, all while growing from a small 100-sq.-ft. kitchen to a new 5,000-sq.-ft. facility. Not only has Sobeys been an amazing partner to place our products in their stores, but they've genuinely helped us succeed along the way through their incredible support, advice, and knowledge available to all of their local suppliers.
Ashley Ehmann Co-Founder, Twigz Pretzels – Calgary, Alberta
My family and I created Twigz Pretzels two years ago as we wanted a snack that was baked, not fried, and packed with flavour. We knew our pretzels were too good to keep within the family, so we decided to start a business and share them with others. With the help of the local Program, our pretzels were sold in more than 100 locations across Alberta within a year and a half of launching!
The Local Program has played a key role in helping our business grow. The support, communications, and willingness to work with our brand to help us learn and expand has been remarkable.
Paul Hill President, Hill’s Jamaican Jerk – Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Sobeys program to support local businesses has helped my business to grow significantly over the years. I could not have done it without the support of the store owners/managers, grocery managers and all Sobeys staff as a whole. They make me feel like part of the family whenever I enter the stores, it’s a feeling I can only describe as love and respect.
2020 Local Supplier Award Winners
To see winners by province, click below