[wcsa– Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 104 years of development of Loblaw, the largest Canadian food retailer (1919)


(wcsa.world) Loblaw Companies Limited (Formerly National Grocers) is a Canadian retailer encompassing corporate and franchise supermarkets operating under 22 regional and market-segment banners (including Loblaws), as well as pharmacies, banking, and apparel.

Loblaw operates a private label program that includes grocery and household items, clothing, baby products, pharmaceuticals, cellular phones, general merchandise, and financial services. Loblaw is the largest Canadian food retailer, and its brands include President's Choice, No Name, and Joe Fresh.



Loblaw's regional food distribution divisions include Westfair Foods Ltd. in Western Canada and Northern Ontario, National Grocers Co. Ltd. in Ontario, Provigo Inc. in Quebec, and Atlantic Wholesalers Ltd. in Atlantic Canada.



(Wowtimes)Loblaw’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1919: The first Loblaw Groceterias store opens in Toronto
  • 1924: Loblaw Groceterias expanded to Ontario and New York
  • 1928: Groceterias expanded into Chicago, Illinois. The 69th store opened
  • 1933: Loblaw introduced market stores with full-service meat and produce departments
  • 1939: The company changed the store name to Loblaws
  • 1941: Shopper Drug Mart stores opened in Ontario
  • 1949: Loblaws’ supermarkets were equipped with air conditioners and bigger parking lots
  • 1956: Loblaw Companies Limited was officially incorporated
  • 1968: the 52nd Shopper Drug Mart drug store opened
  • 1987: Two first 24-hour drugstores opened in Ontario
  • 1996: Home Health Care store opened to sell home care and daily assisted products.
  • 2003: BeautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers opened to sell cosmetics
  • 2006: Loblaw and Canadian fashion designer Joe Mimran teamed up to launch "Joe Fresh" a line of low-cost clothing from contracted suppliers in Asia.
  • 2009: Loblaw extended its presence in ethnic retail and purchased T&T Supermarket Inc., Canada's largest chain of Asian food stores.
  • 2014: Loblaw acquired Canada's largest pharmacy chain, Shopper Drug Mart and extended the network of stores
  • 2018: Loblaw operated more than 2,400 stores, making it Canada’s largest food and drug retailer.

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