Christopher Sobey

Christopher Sobey

First Position: Parcel Pick Up, Sobeys, New Glasgow, NS
Current Position: Director Operations Lawtons, Stellarton Office, NS
Family: Wife Colleen, daughter Olivia, sons Cameron and Mitchell

What do you remember most about your first day on the job?

I started when I was 14 at Aberdeen Mall, New Glasgow, with store manager Fred Heighton. The biggest thing I remember was just trying not to mess up the orders!

What is the best part of working at Sobeys?

I like developing my employees and ultimately seeing them be successful.

What is your proudest moment as a Sobeys employee?

My proudest Sobeys moment was in 1998 when we went national. But I don't really think about the size of the business, I think about serving the customer every day. When the family set out, it wasn't to have a national company, it was to have a well-merchandised grocery store that will serve the local community. And then the next store came and the next one came and before you know it, you have a large company.

Who do you most admire?


If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Here in Atlantic Canada.

My Sobeys is...

...the place I can do my best each and every day.