About Us

A proudly Canadian company with more than 100 years in the food business, Sobeys Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. The Sobeys name is synonymous with quality and passion. Now we’ve brought it to liquor stores across Alberta. Here’s how: in 1993, the Alberta Provincial Government announced the privatization of the liquor retail industry. Capitalizing on this important change, we launched Western Cellars, which opened its first location in Spruce Grove in November 1995. Since then, we’ve grown steadily to 48 locations across the province. We wanted to let people know that we bring the same passion to spirits that we have brought to the grocery business for over a century, so in 2014, we changed our name to Sobeys Liquor