Q2 Sales Up, Margins Down at Sobeys

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Sobeys posted a modest gain in sales and lower profits during the fiscal second quarter, its parent company Empire Cos. said Thursday.

Sales of $4.1 billion (U.S.) increased by 2% for the quarter, which ended Nov. 2. Same-store sales increased by 0.2%. Officials said the sales gain reflected investment in its store network and merchandising initiatives, but sales were impacted by low in

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