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Sobeys promotes pharmacy chief Vivek Sood to bigger role

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Vivek Sood, pharmacy chief at Sobeys Inc., has been appointed executive vice president of related businesses at the Canadian food and drug retailer’s parent, Empire Co. In his new role, Sood will oversee the company’s pharmacy, wholesale, fuel, convenience and liquor businesses and report to Michael Medline, president and chief executive

Sobeys’ Vivek Sood takes new post at Empire Co.

Sobeys’ Vivek Sood takes new post at Empire Co.

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Vivek Sood, pharmacy chief at Sobeys Inc., has been appointed executive vice president of related businesses at the Canadian food and drug retailer’s parent, Empire Co. Ltd. In his new role, Sood will oversee the company’s pharmacy, wholesale, fuel, convenience and liquor businesses and report to Michael Medline, president and CEO

Michael Medline becomes new CEO for Sobeys

Michael Medline becomes new CEO for Sobeys

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Michael Medline has joined Empire Co. and its food and drug retail subsidiary Sobeys Inc. as president and chief executive officer. Empire said the appointment of Medline, who also joins its board of directors, is effective immediately. He takes the reins from François Vimard, who has served as interim CEO since last summer

Chief executive of Sobeys steps down

Chief executive of Sobeys steps down

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia  — Marc Poulin has left his posts as president and chief executive officer of Sobeys Inc. and the Canadian food and drug retailer’s parent company, Empire Co. His sudden departure, announced by Empire’s board on Friday, comes just over a week after Empire reported a $2.13 billion net loss for its 2016

Battle to build scale is now a global contest

Battle to build scale is now a global contest

  McKesson Corp.’s agreement to acquire Rexall Health from Katz Group is notable in several respects. The transaction alters the balance of power in the Canadian pharmacy market. In addition, it offers confirmation, if any were needed, of the relentless drive among major players in the sector to increase their scale and, in the process,