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Loblaw Companies Ltd LBLCF

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Loblaw is one of Canada’s largest grocery, pharmacy, and general merchandise retailers. It operates the most expansive store footprint in Ontario and maintains sizable presences in provinces like Quebec and British Columbia. Key grocery banners include Loblaws, No Frills, and Maxi, while its pharmaceutical operations are the product of its 2014 acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart. The firm carries a robust private-label assortment, with top sellers like President’s Choice and No Name. In addition to its retail operations, Loblaw oversees a financial-services business, which provides credit card services and guaranteed investment certificates, and also operates its PC Optimum loyalty program. The firm’s controlling shareholder is George Weston Limited, which owns 52% of the equity.

Contact
1 President’s Choice Circle
Brampton, ON, L6Y 5S5, Canada
T +1 416 965-5209
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Grocery Stores
Most Recent Earnings Dec 31, 2020
Fiscal Year End Jan 1, 2022
Stock Type
Employees 220,000