Premier Darrell Dexter is offering Sobeys CEO Bill McEwan best wishes upon his upcoming retirement. Mr. McEwan announced his retirement today, Feb. 8. “Sobeys is at the heart of business in Nova Scotia. From its roots in Stellarton to the multi-billion dollar chain that it is now, the company has been creating good jobs and growing our economy for more than a century,” said Premier Dexter. “I wish Mr. McEwan good health in his retirement and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I thank him for his valuable contribution to the province.” Over the past eleven years, Mr. McEwan has expanded Sobeys nation-wide through a challenging retail market. Under his leadership, the company recently announced a partnership with Target, the purchase of 250 Shell gasoline stations in Atlantic Canada and Quebec, and the completion of a new head office in Stellarton. Premier Dexter said he looks forward to working with Mr. McEwan’s successor. Sobeys operates 1,300 stores across Canada, including locations in 30 Nova Scotia communities.