Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A) operates in food retail, corporate investments and real estate. The food retailing segment operates through subsidiary Sobeys Inc, which has retail banners Sobeys, Safeway, Foodland, FreshCo, IGA, Thrifty Foods and Lawton's Drug Stores. The retail segment operates 1,500 stores in nearly 10 provinces and multiple retail fuel locations. Sobeys Inc accounts for company's primary income. The company invested in Crombie REIT and equity accounted interests Genstar Development Partnership.Empire Company Limited’s annual sales is $26.6 billion annually in sales and has $14.6 billion in assets.