Acquisitions Boost Sobeys’ Q2

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — The addition of acquired gas stations and convenience stores helped Sobeys to boost sales and profits for parent Empire Cos. during the fiscal second quarter, the company said last week.

The retailer made those gains in an increasingly competitive environment sparked in part by competitive openings of Wal-Mart Supercenters and by responses from traditional and discount competitors — including 

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