Sobeys Looks to Expand Online Services

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CBJ — Grocery store chain Sobeys Inc. has signed an agreement to partner with Ocado Group to help build its online shopping business.

As part of the agreement, Ocado will partner exclusively in Canada with Sobeys.

Ocado, a company based out of the UK, has its own grocery and retail businesses under Ocado.com and other specialist shop banners as well as a business that is responsible for corporate partnering.

Large grocers have been spending more time and effort in developing their online sales capabilities and especially since Amazon acquired Whole Foods last year.

The first customer fulfillment centre is to be built in the Greater Toronto Area and is expected to be operational within two years.

@CanBizJournal

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