Sobey brothers to retire board posts

Brothers David and Donald Sobey will retire from their respective roles as chairman emeritus of Sobeys and its parent company, Empire Cos. Ltd., Empire said Wednesday.

David, 84, and Donald, 80, are sons of Frank Sobey, who grew his father’s Nova Scotia butcher business into one of Canada’s largest supermarket chains. Both brothers have been members of the Empire board since 1963.

“No two individuals have played more

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