Reverse your decision to close the Sobey's store in St. Stephen, NB
  • Petitioning Marc Poulin

This petition will be delivered to:

CEO, Empire Co Ltd. (dba Sobey's)
Marc Poulin
Communications Manager
Shauna Selig

Reverse your decision to close the Sobey's store in St. Stephen, NB

    1. Jeff Schell
    2. Petition by

      Jeff Schell

      St Stephen, Canada

The decision to close this location in St. Stephen will be devastating, not just to the landscape of competition in this area, but also to the local economy. 

St. Stephen is a small close knit community, the loss of these jobs resulting from the store closing will resonate hard causing people to move away to find work elsewhere. It will essentially make this a ghost town. 

The loss of our Sobey's will mean reduced competition, allowing for prices to be increased, essentially gouging consumers. which is something we do not want to happen. 

We the citizens of St. Stephen and surrounding area ask that you reconsider this decision and allow our Sobey's store to remain open. 

Marc Poulin, CEO, Empire Co Ltd. (dba Sobey's)
Shauna Selig, Communications Manager
Please reconsider your decision to close the Sobey's store in St. Stephen, NB. It is a not only a vital part of our community from an economic point of view, but a place that employs a large number of people who will have to move away to find work. This closure will cripple our town.

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Recent signatures


    1. Interview with CBC Radio One

      Jeff Schell
      Petition Organizer

      Hi everyone,

      Had a great conversation very early this morning with Hance Cockburn of CBC Radio One. Now up to 1056 signatures!!/content/1.2691849/

    2. 1001 signatures!

      Jeff Schell
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you one and all for your help in spreading the word, we have just topped 1000 signatures on our way to 1500.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Let's keep up the pressure

      Jeff Schell
      Petition Organizer

      Hey all,

      We're putting the pressure on, but our support has slowed. Please help spread the word so we can hit our initial goal of 1500 signatures by Monday.

      This may seem like a small number given our cause and what we are trying to accomplish, but it is actually a high percentage of the population here in this area.



    5. The Tide is on our side!

      Jeff Schell
      Petition Organizer

      I have just concluded an interview with Jessi Smith at 98.1 The Tide, who is a supporter of our cause! The momentum keeps on building.

    6. Reached 750 signatures
    7. We have hit 722 signatures!

      Jeff Schell
      Petition Organizer

      No one can stop the momentum of a moving train! We are growing in strength and numbers, please keep up the fantastic work of getting the word out to everyone.

      Just in case everyone wasn't aware, Sobeys corporate and now Shauna Selig the Manager of Communications for Sobeys receive an email update when signatures are added. This lets them know how this issue affects PEOPLE, not just the bottom line.

    8. 500 and going strong!

      Jeff Schell
      Petition Organizer

      We have hit 500 signatures! This is the power of social media, please keep up the great work in getting the word out to everyone you know.

      Together, we will Save Our Sobey's!

    9. Reached 500 signatures
    10. Over 300 signatures in a few short hours!

      Jeff Schell
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you one and all for signing this petition, in just a few short hours since its inception, we have received over 300 signatures! And that with very little promotion but word of mouth.

      I have since created a Facebook page:
      to help promote our cause. Please like and share it with all of your friends so we can get the word out that St.Stephen and Charlotte County will NOT take this lying down, we intend to make our voices heard!

      Save Our Sobey's SOS

      Save Our Sobey's SOS. 1 like. This is a page dedicated to saving one of the two only grocery stores in town Sobey's to keep people working and...

    11. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • George Matthews SAINT JOHN, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      We are in the process of moving back to st. stephen and I don't want to see my town hit on jobs in my community because it's not making maximum revenue!

    • Michael Coyne CORNER BROOK, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      As a St. Stephen native and seasonal resident I have come to reply on the quality of service and excellent product selection at my hometown Sobey's. It's my favorite store in St. Stephen!

    • Alicia Phillips ST. STEPHEN, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      I am a regular shopper at Sobey's

    • Theresa MacAulay FREDERICTON, NB, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      This is important because this is where I grew up! I have family and friends living here that shopped and worked and Sobeys! If Sobeys closes, then Super Store doesn't have any competition! These people all may have to move to find jobs that match their pay at Sobeys, because NB is bad enough for jobs, but St. Stephen is even worse! These people want to stay in a small town that they love and cherish!

    • Antoon Huntjens LITTLE RIDGE, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Keep competition in this area, keep choices open for different products and keep the people employed to keep a healthy econony


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