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MEET Sobeys!

June 25, 2024 pm | En ligne Online
June 25, 2024 2:00 pm - June 25, 2024 3:00 pm

Sobeys Inc. is proudly Canadian, with more than 115 years of experience in the food retail business. As one of only two national grocery retailers in Canada, they serve the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods and Lawtons Drugs, as well as more than 146 retail fuel locations.

Their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is fueled by their purpose and values. It helps shape their culture and drive business success together. As a family nurturing families, they embed DE&I into everything they do. They know that it takes open minds and respect for distinct perspectives to create engaging workplaces, inclusive customer experiences, and strong community partnerships.

Strategic Sourcing at Sobeys contracts within the following non-merch spend categories:

  • Human Resources
  • Supply Chain
  • Marketing
  • Utilities
  • IT
  • Professional Services 
  • Construction 
  • Store Equipment & Services
  • Ancillary Business
Stephanie Amos (She/Her)
Supplier Diversity Manager, National Sourcing
Emily Purkiss (She/Her)
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Emily is a retail professional with a background in operations, marketing, and strategic sourcing. With a keen eye for emerging trends and commitment to social responsibility, Emily has dedicated her career to building partnerships that drive mutual growth and success. As a Director within Strategic Sourcing at Sobeys, Emily is a driving force in shaping sustainable and impactful sourcing practices.
Emily Purkiss (She/Her)
Director, Strategic Sourcing

Interested in learning more about some of our Corporate Partners? This is the perfect opportunity to meet some of our partners at the CGLCC and see what they are specifically looking for in procurement. 

Please note that our Meet The Buyer sessions are for certified diverse suppliers only – for more information on becoming a certified supplier with CGLCC, click here or email us at