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Sobeys to cut 800 office jobs as part of reorganization of grocery business

Last Updated Nov 24, 2017 at 8:09 am EST

A Sobeys grocery store is seen in Halifax on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The Sobeys grocery business will be cutting about 800 office jobs across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

STELLARTON, N.S. – The Sobeys grocery business will be cutting about 800 office jobs across Canada.

Its chief executive, Michael Medline, says the job cuts are part of efforts to create one national organization out of five regional businesses.

Medline says only office employees are affected by today’s announcement.

Besides the Sobeys banner, the company operates Safeway stores in western Canada and the FreshCo discount brand.