Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Date Founded



22 St. Clair Avenue East,Toronto, ON M4T 2S7

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Retail: Food & Beverage
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Company Description

Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Through our portfolio of store formats, we are committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet their everyday household demands. We are known for the quality, innovation and value of our food offering. We offer Canada's strongest control label program, including the unique President's Choice, no name and Joe Fresh brands. In addition, we provide customers with President's Choice Financial services and offer the PC points loyalty program. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ more than 134,000 full-time and part-time employees. This makes us one of Canada’s largest private-sector employers. We are committed to being socially responsible by respecting the environment, sourcing with integrity, making a positive difference in our community, reflecting our nation’s diversity and being a great place to work.

Executives & Employees

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Secretary, Chief Legal Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Customer Officer

Chief Administrative Officer

President, Discount Division

Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Labour Relations

Executive Vice President, Speed of Change & Culture

Board of Directors

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Former Chief Executive Officer at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Director-National Academic at Institute of Corporate Directors

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Rogers Blue Jays Baseball Partnership

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Non-Independent Director at Bank of Montreal

Director at Institute of Corporate Directors

Former Managing Director & President, Canada at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Former Chief Administrative Officer at Frum Development Group

Independent Consultant, Board of Directors at Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Former Vice Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Dean & DeLuca, Inc.

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Mackenzie Financial Corp. (MFC) manages portfolios using a combination of fundamental and technical analysis to evaluate asset bases and corporate structures, management quality and processes, net earnings and cash flows. They typically hold securities over a long period, but will liquidate a holding if there is a fundamental change in the valuation measures. MFC offers a wide range of investment strategies including Canadian and global growth and value strategies across all market-caps, a Canadian Bond strategy, a North American large-cap growth strategy, Canadian balanced large-cap, large-cap growth and all-cap value strategies, and Canadian and global resources strategies. The majority of their US and non-North American equity investments are run by outside money managers.

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Founded in 1965, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec is one of the largest institutional fund managers in Canada and North America. They are the leading private equity investor in Canada and are also one of largest real estate asset managers in the world. The Caisse is headquartered in Québec, Canada.

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RBC Global Asset Management is a global investment manager. Their investment teams in Asia, Europe and North America are active across capital markets and asset classes, deploying traditional and innovative strategies in mutual funds and pools, as well as segregated and separately managed portfolios. The firm manages Canadian, US and global equity, fixed-income and balanced portfolios. Their investment approach relies on a variety of fundamental and quantitative research and technical analysis. The firm invests across a variety of sectors including: telecommunications services, financial services, materials, energy and non-energy minerals, utilities, industrials, consumer, life science/healthcare, health technology, information technology, media and natural resources/mining. RBC Global Asset Management's fixed-income strategies focus on investments in government securities, investment grade bonds and high yield corporate bonds. In addition, they offer a debt strategy for emerging markets in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as investment strategies based on the use of futures, forwards and options.

Recent Transactions
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Micron Waste Technologies, Inc. purchases T&T Supermarket, Inc. from Loblaw Companies Ltd.

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Brookfield Business Partners LP purchases Loblaw Cos. Ltd. /Gas Stations Operations from Loblaw Companies Ltd.

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Loblaw Companies Ltd., Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. purchase QHR Corp.

Transaction Advisors

Advised onSobeys, Inc., Serca Foodservice, Inc. purchase Dellixo Montreal from Loblaw Companies Ltd.

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Advised onLoblaw Companies Ltd. purchases Shoppers Drug Mart Corp.

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Advised onLoblaw Companies Ltd. purchases Shoppers Drug Mart Corp.

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Advised onLoblaw Companies Ltd. purchases Shoppers Drug Mart Corp.


Advised onLoblaw Companies Ltd. purchases Shoppers Drug Mart Corp.


Advised onLoblaw Companies Ltd. purchases Shoppers Drug Mart Corp.

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Vice President Director of Preconstruction at Sachse Construction

Legal Advisor

Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


BCE, Inc. is a telecommunications and media company, which engages in the provision of communication services to residential, business, and wholesale customers. It operates through the following business segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment covers integrated digital wireless voice and data communications products and services to residential and business customers. The Bell Wireline segment offers data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television, local telephone, long distance, as well as other communications services and products to residential, small and medium-sized business, and large enterprise customers. The Bell Media segment includes conventional, specialty and pay television, digital media, radio broadcasting services, and out-of-home advertising services. The company was founded on February 25, 1970 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.

Brick Brewing Co. Ltd. engages in the production, sale, marketing and distribution of bottled, canned and draft premium beer under the Waterloo brand name, and value beer under the Laker and Red Cap brand names. It also offers read-to-drink alcoholic beverages under the Seagram trademark. The company was founded by James R. A. Brickman on February 20, 1984 and is headquartered in Kitchener, Canada.

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