The News in Nova Scotia, reports that Advocate Printing & Publishing of Pictou, has reached an agreement to take over the management of Eastern Sign Print in Stellarton.
Eastern Sign Print has been part of Sobeys’ Pictou County operations since 1973 and produces signage and other print materials for the company’s stores. As reported, Sobeys will lease the Eastern Sign Print facility and equipment to Advocate. The two companies are working on a transition plan to be completed over about four months.
The deal means Eastern can explore new opportunities under the leadership of Sean Murray, Advocate CEO, and his management team. Advocate will also work in partnership with RR Donnelley, already a Sobeys supplier, for the national supply of printed materials, to ensure that Sobeys print needs are met in Atlantic Canada.
“Advocate has been a highly valued, long-time partner to Sobeys, reliably meeting a range of printing needs in addition to producing our flyers in the region,” said Trinh Tham, acting senior vice president, marketing for Sobeys, when he spoke to The News. “We couldn’t be happier to solidify and extend this partnership in our home base of Pictou County.”
Founded in 1891, Advocate Printing & Publishing is headquartered in Pictou and is the largest independent printer in Atlantic Canada. The company provides a variety of printing services to clients throughout the Atlantic Provinces, the eastern seaboard and across Canada through printing facilities in Pictou and Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; Dieppe and St. Stephen, N.B.