• The Toronto Sun reports that Sobey’s, Canada’s second largest supermarket retailer, “will be cutting about 800 office jobs across Canada as part of efforts to create one efficient national organization out of five regional operations.” The story notes that Sobey’s “faces many of the same challenges in the industry: competition from new rivals, higher costs from rising minimum wages in some areas and technological change.”

Michael Medline, CEO at Sobeys and its parent company, Empire Co. Ltd., says that “this will allow us to be more efficient in many ways and to be more agile as we pursue new opportunities to compete and win the loyalty of Canadians.”