Stellarton, Canada – Canadian supermarket chain Sobey’s Inc. has signed a cross-Canada, long-term agreement with loyalty and marketing solutions provider Alliance Data Systems Corp. Under the agreement, Sobeys-owned banners in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Western Canada, and northwestern Ontario, will remain sponsors in the Alliance Air Miles Reward Program. In addition, other Sobeys-owned banners in western Canada will also issue Air Miles reward miles beginning in fall 2014.
Specifically, Sobeys will bring the Air Miles reward program to Sobeys, IGA, Thrifty Foods and Sobeys Liquor stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in fall 2014, and will continue the partnership in Safeway and Safeway Wine and Spirits stores across the west and locations in Northwestern Ontario.
The Air Miles reward program also continues at IGA, IGA Extra, Marche Bonichoix, Les Marches Tradition and Rachelle-Bery in Quebec; and at Sobeys, Foodland and Lawtons Drugs in Atlantic Canada. Current loyalty programs in Sobeys' western Canada stores and associated co-branded credit card products will transition to the Air Miles reward program in fall 2014, Customers will also be able to redeem their reward miles for Air Miles Cash, the program's instant redemption feature, at select Sobeys banner stores where reward miles are issued.