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A Safeway store in Calgary.
A Safeway store in Calgary.
(Todd Korol for The Globe and Mail)

Planets were aligned for Sobeys-Safeway deal

Stellarton, N.S., may be the sleepiest town in Canada with a big corporate head office. But clearly nobody is snoozing at the headquarters of Sobeys Inc., which just nabbed one of the premier assets in the Canadian grocery business with no competition.

The same can’t necessarily be said about Montreal and Toronto, where the brain trusts of rivals Metro Inc. and Loblaw Cos. are based.