Proudly supporting women and women-owned businesses
At Sobeys Inc., we are committed to making diversity, equity and inclusion part of everything we do. Our local supplier program is a natural extension of this journey towards building an inclusive culture. By supporting women entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses, we are bringing greater diversity to our stores, our customers and in helping support the communities we serve. Here are some of the women-owned businesses we proudly support in select stores across the country. Check your local store for a selection of products.
Nuts For Cheese was founded in 2015 by vegan chef, Margaret Coons, at a farmer’s market stand in London, Ontario. Her company is quickly becoming recognized as a leading innovator of quality 100% dairy-free artisan plant-based cheese. Nuts For Cheese produces Organic and Fairtrade cashew cheese and butter in fun flavours like “Un-Brie-Lievable”. As a Certified Canadian Women Business Enterprise and LGBT+ Certified Supplier, Nuts For Cheese values diversity and is on a mission to spread positive, sustainable change through food, and they want everyone to share in that journey.
Good Food for Good was founded in 2017 by entrepreneur and mother Richa Gupta with a mission to make it easy for everyone to eat well and do good, especially on busy nights. Her products are made with organic ingredients, packaged sustainably, and as a certified B Corp, they are committed to making a difference in food security through our "Buy One Feed One" mission that has resulted in over 1 Million meals being donated to people in need.
Wanting to shift the perception of beauty to nourishing our bodies from the inside out, Jessica and Julia developed a product in 2020 that could also make women feel confident, by making their daily collagen intake easy. Gldn Hour is a refreshing and tasty beverage with no sugar, that contains your daily dose of marine collagen. It’s like taking a sip of self-care!
Lola, a Nigerian Canadian Immigrant, launched her Food & Beverage Company “It’s Souper” which currently produces Afro-Fusion Soups & Sauces. She felt there was a need to fill the void in the mainstream retail space for African inspired/ethnic recipes made “By Us for All”. Her brand is one of the first African & Black owned line of soups sold in mainstream Canadian retail and was nominated by the Retail Council of Canada for a Best New Product of the Year Award in 2019. Congrats, Lola!
At Beat the Wheat, we take great pride in crafting gourmet, gluten-free products that use quality, wholesome, local ingredients here in Canada. Founded in 2010, Beat the Wheat features an ever-expanding line of products ranging from fresh, gluten-free pasta, to butter tarts and beyond while taking sustainable action.
After suffering a health scare, Azra made the decision to follow her dreams and share her love of local, so she started selling hand-made pies using natural, locally-sourced ingredients at farmers’ markets. Her mission to be among the best has paid off, and she’s been in such high demand that she’s hit the shelves of grocery stores now.
Started on her family farm in the heart of the Beaver Valley in 2015, founder Nancy Chapman works with farmers to support sustainable forest management, to ensure a lower carbon footprint for Sapsucker beverages and to up the ante in the beverage world. Unexpectely refreshing and one-of-a-kind delicious, Sapsucker is organic sparkling tree water with no added sugar. Lightly carbonated with a 'subtle bubble', Sapsucker is naturally hydrating and sustainably harvested from Canadian maple trees. It’s super however it’s served, with spirits or on its own! Sip and enjoy!