1862: William Sobey, a British engineer stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, marries Janet MacIntosh.
1876: The Sobey clan, including 7-year-old son John William “J.W.” Sobey, settles on a farm in northern Nova Scotia.
1905: J.W. Sobey, wife Eliza and young son Frank settle in Stellarton, Nova Scotia.
1907: J.W. launches a meat-delivery company, marking the birth of Sobeys food retailing.
1924: Frank Sobey convinces his father t