Loblaw Companies Limited

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Loblaw Companies Limited (is Canada’s largest food distributor and a leading provider of general merchandise products, drugstore and financial products and services. It is one of the two divisions of George Weston Limited. Through its various operating banners, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a one-stop destination in meeting their food and household needs. This goal is pursued through a portfolio of store formats across the country.

Through its store portfolios it offers, alongside foods, banking and finance, car, home, travel and pet insurance, and PC Mobile phone services.

The Company employes over 139,000 full-time and part-time employees in over 1,000 corporate and franchised stores in Canada. [1]


Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited; Former Senior Vice President, Loblaw Companies Limited; Director, Wittington Investments Limited; Former Director, W.George Weston Limited.

Deputy Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited, George Weston Limited, Selfridges & Co. Ltd; Chairman, Royal Mail Group; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, ASDA Wal-Mart (Europe); Director, BHS Ltd, Brown Thomas Group Limited, BskyB plc, Holt, Renfrew & Co. Limited.

Chairman, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Major League Baseball; Former President, Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Team; Director, President’s Choice Bank, Newport Partners Income Fund.

Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, George Weston Limited; Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Centrica North America; Former Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

Director, the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, The Garfield Weston Foundation (UK); Former President, The Civic Garden Centre; Former Director, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Royal Botanical Gardens.

Chairman, RBC Capital Markets Inc.; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, RBC Dominion Securities; Former Deputy Chairman, Royal Bank of Canada; Chairman, Munich Reinsurance Group of Companies; Director, BCE Inc, CAE Inc, The Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.

President and Director, Wittington Investments Limited; President and Chief Executive Officer, Sumarria Inc; Former Vice Chairman, National Bank Financial; Chairman and Director, President’s Choice Bank, Graymont Limited; Director, George Weston Limited, Brown Thomas Group Limited,Holt, Renfrew & Co. Limited, Power Corporation of Canada, Power Financial Corporation, Provigo Inc, Selfridges & Co. Ltd.

Chief Administrative Officer, Frum Development Group; Former Vice President, Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation; Former Chair, Canadian Film Centre, Ontario Science Centre; Former President, Canadian Club of Toronto; Director, The Toronto Community Foundation, The Stratford Chef’s School.

Founder, Réno-Dépôt Inc.; Chairman and Director, Provigo Inc.; Vice Chairman, Laurentian Bank of Canada; Director, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc, Capital GVR Inc, Gaz Métro Inc.

Retired Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting; Former Chief Executive Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Vice Chair, Board of Governors, Queen’s University; Director, President’s Choice Bank, Adecco S.A., BCE Inc., Nexen Inc., Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, St. Michael’s Hospital.

Retired Chairman, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Breuners Home Furnishings Corporation; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Signature Group; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Sears Canada; Director, Ansett Worldwide.

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM Canada; Retired Vice President, Contact Centre Development, IBM Americas; Director, Research in Motion Limited, Sunnybrook Foundation, University of Waterloo; Trustee, Resolve Business Outsourcing Income Fund.

Managing Partner, Barnagain Capital; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Bank Corporation (Canada); Chairman and Trustee, BFI Canada Income Fund; Director, President’s Choice Bank, OutdoorPartner Media Corporation, ROC Pref Corp.


  • Sales for the year 2006 were $28.6 billion compared to $27.6 billion in 2005, a 3.7% improvement.
  • The Company earned $1.3 billion of adjusted operating income) in 2006, compared to $1.6 billion in 2005.[2]

Contacts Details

  • Address: Loblaw Companies Limited, 1 President’s Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, L6Y 5S5
  • Tel: +00(905) 459-2500
  • website: http://www.loblaw.ca/