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Empire Company Limited
Type Public
Headquarters Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Key people Paul D. Sobey (CEO)
Industry Food Wholesale
Employees 34,637 (2008)[1]

Empire Company Limited (TSXEMP.A) is a Canadian holding company based in Stellarton, Nova Scotia.

Controlled by the Sobey family, Empire is sole owner of the Canadian grocery chain Sobeys Inc., as well as various commercial real estate and residential development companies, notably ASC (originally Atlantic Shopping Centres) and Crombie REIT. Empire also owns one of Canada's largest movie theatre companies, Empire Theatres. The company also operates additional companies and has various corporate investment activities.

On July 15, 2007, all of the outstanding stocks for Sobeys were purchased by Empire Company Ltd. and Sobeys was therefore privatized by the conglomerate corporation.


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