Thursday, March 23, 2017
Sobeys has been awarded a licence to open nine additional liquor stores throughout Saskatchewan, which will bring its total up to 11, according to a Western Investor report.
It’s all part of a large-scale privatizing of Saskatchewan’s liquor industry, which includes plans for new ownership of 50 liquor outlets, the news report says. Other operators will include co-ops and private owners.
Sobeys already operates one liquor store in Saskatoon and another in Regina. While the retailer is still determining the specific locations for the nine new stores, it is expected to open two of them within 18 months, a Sobeys spokeswoman said.
Both Regina and Saskatoon will get another liquor store while Sobeys will open one in each of Battleford, Emerald Park, Kindersley, Melville, Moose Jaw, Tisdale and Yorkton, the report said.