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Getting into Retail with Sheri Evans, Local Development Manager, Sobeys & Foodland Ontario


Are you a food or beverage producer looking to get your product into one of Canada’s largest grocery retailers? LEDC and Sobey’s present “Getting into Retail”.

Join us for a presentation by Sheri Evans, Local Development Manager for Sobey’s and Foodland Ontario, to learn how you could get your product onto Sobey’s shelves. Find out what Sobey’s is looking for from you and learn helpful advice from Sheri to help your product do well in the retail market.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. Webinar Registration - Zoom

When: Nov 1, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Speakers

Josh Taylor (Manager, Business Development @London Economic Development Corporation)

Josh currently works to support London’s Agri-Food sector, connecting local agri-food companies to valuable resources, overseeing foreign direct investment files for food and beverage manufacturing companies and supporting the success of TheGroveWFD project at Western Fair District.


Sheri Evans (Local Development Manager @Sobeys and Foodland Ontario)

Sheri Evans, Local Development Manager for Sobeys and Foodland Ontario shows her passion for local food and entrepreneurs alike. She is versatile, self directed and an efficient individual with 29 years experience managing or supporting managers / executives in a fast-paced retail environment. She is a wife, mom to two daughters and a leader who thrives in supporting other women.  She started as a part time cashier in her hometown of Grimsby, the second Sobeys store in Ontario in 1990. She has held several positions throughout the business and across the province which have led her to her role today.  Currently, as part of the Field Merchandising team, she is sourcing, supporting and nurturing local growers and producers across Ontario and has “boots on the ground” looking to strengthen existing and establish new relationships and build partnerships in the company’s strategy of “Winning in Local”. 


About Sobeys Inc.

Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians since 1907. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations. Sobeys, its franchisees, and affiliates employ more than 120,000 people. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at

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