Various Winnipeg Safeway Locations Closing Its Doors
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As part of Safways multibillion-dollar sale to Sobeys last year, various Safeway locations around Winnipeg will close it’s doors. The IGA on Maples will also close.

Stores slated for closure:

  • Maples IGA on Jefferson Ave
  • Safeway on Ness Ave at Sturgeon Rd
  • Garden City Safeway on Leila Ave at McPhillips St
  • Safeway store Killarney Ave and Pembina Hwy

Each store is expected to close in the fall.

Safeways in Brandon and Steinbach are also on the chopping block.

A year ago, Sobeys acquired Safeway Canada and its 213 stores for $5.8 billion. The Competition Bureau forced Sobeys to sell some stores in Western Canada to avoid neighbourhood monopolies.

This resulted in a four Co-Op grocery stores opening in Winnipeg: Main St, Southdale, St. Vital and Grant Ave. [WINNIPEG FREE PRESS]