Safeway Inc. is selling its supermarket operations in Canada to food retailer Sobeys for $5.7 billion.
Sobeys, a unit of Empire Company Limited, is already the No. 2 grocery operator in the country. It said the deal includes 213 grocery stores under the Safeway banner in western Canada, 62 fuel stations, 10 liquor stores, 12 manufacturing facilities and four distribution centers. That leaves Safeway with about 1,400 supermarkets in the U.S.