Pattison Group open to Sobeys acquisitions

Parent of Overwaitea Food Group seeks to grow in Western Canada

If Sobeys is selling, Jim Pattison might be buying.

Pattison, the chairman and CEO of Canadian conglomerate Jim Pattison Group, said in an interview on Canada’s Business News Network this week that he was open to the possibility of acquiring additional supermarket locations if Sobeys, which has been struggling with lagging sales and profitability, were to pursue a sale.

Stellarton, Nova Scotia-based Sobeys has had particular difficultly with its stores in Western Canada,

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