Canadian Shipper


PECO Pallets now accepted at Sobeys

IRVINGTON, N.Y.–PECO Pallet, Inc. announced that it has added Sobeys to its growing list of authorized distributors in Canada. Canadian and US manufacturers and produce companies can now ship their products into Sobeys supermarkets throughout Canada on PECO’s wood block pallets, the company said. 

PECO Pallet rents its distinctive red pallets to leading grocery and consumer goods manufacturers, who use them to ship products throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. Empty pallets are picked up and returned to a PECO depot, where they are inspected, cleaned, and repaired as needed before being reissued. PECO recently became the first pallet company to be certified by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) for Level 2 HACCP-Based Food Safety Plans, demonstrating PECO’s commitment to quality, control, and consumer safety.

Sobeys is headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, and has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 107 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, Sobeys owns or franchises more than 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, FreshCo, IGA, Lawton Drugs, Foodland, Price Chopper, Thrifty Foods, and Safeway Canada.

 “We are very proud to partner with the Sobeys family of stores, one of Canada’s top retailers. PECO consistently delivers high-quality true 4-way block pallets, which will give Sobeys and its vendors more options to improve efficiencies,” said  Adrian Potgieter, PECO Pallet’s Senior Vice President of Sales.