EMP-A.TO - Empire Company Limited

Toronto - Toronto Delayed Price. Currency in CAD

Empire Company Limited

115 King Street
Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0

SectorConsumer Defensive
IndustryGrocery Stores
Full Time Employees125,000

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Michael Bennett MedlineCEO, Pres & Director281.15kN/A1963
Mr. Clinton David Keay CPA, CAExec. VP of Technology & Transformation Management479.64kN/AN/A
Ms. Lyne CastonguayExec. VP of Store Experience879.75kN/AN/A
Mr. Frank C. SobeyNon-Independent DirectorN/AN/A1953
Ms. Beth Newlands CampbellPres of Sobeys Atlantic/Ontario2.91MN/A1965
Amounts are as of December 31, 2017 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in CAD.


Empire Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the food retail and related real estate business in Canada. It operates through two segments, Food Retailing, and Investments and Other Operations. It owns, affiliates, and franchises approximately 1,500 retail stores under various retail banners, including Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo., Thrifty Foods, and Lawton's Drug Stores; and approximately 350 retail fuel locations. The company also owns interest in Crombie REIT, an open-ended Canadian real estate investment trust, which has a portfolio of 281 income producing properties covering an area of approximately 19.1 million square feet; and various equity accounted interests in real estate partnerships that develop residential real estate properties in Ontario, Western Canada, and the United States. Empire Company Limited was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Stellarton, Canada.

Corporate Governance

Empire Company Limited’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of June 1, 2018 is 9. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 8; Shareholder Rights: 10; Compensation: 6.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.