George Weston


About George Weston Limited

George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company, founded in 1882, engaged in food processing and distribution. The Company has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, and holds cash and short term investments. Supported by a strong balance sheet, the Company seeks long-term, stable growth in its operating segments through continuous capital investment. Weston is committed to creating value for its shareholders and employees, and to supporting the communities in which it operates.

To deliver long-term value to its shareholders, Weston employs various operating strategies. Weston Foods concentrates on brand development, low operating costs and maintaining a broad customer base, with the objective of providing the best bakery solutions to its customers. Loblaw concentrates on food retailing with the objective of providing Canadian consumers with the best in one-stop shopping for everyday household needs.

Our Values: Excellence. Leadership. Innovation. Service. Integrity.

Weston’s vision is centred on three main principles: growth, innovation and flexibility. Weston seeks long-term, stable growth in our operating segments, while accepting prudent operating risks through continuous capital investment. Our goal is to provide sustainable returns to our shareholders over the long term through a combination of common share price appreciation and dividends.

Weston believes that to be successful over the long term, we must deliver on what our customers and consumers want, today and in the future. We encourage innovation, so we can continue to deliver new products and services at competitive prices to our customers.

Our Mission

Weston Foods’ mission is to be recognized by its customers as providing the best bakery solutions in North America.

Loblaw’s mission is to be Canada’s best food, health and home retailer by exceeding customer expectations through innovative products at great prices.

Our Businesses

George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company, founded in 1882, engaged in food processing and distribution. We operate two reportable segments, Weston Foods and Loblaw.

The Weston Foods operating segment is a leading fresh and frozen baking company in Canada and is engaged in frozen baking and biscuit manufacturing in the United States.

The Loblaw operating segment, which is operated by Loblaw Companies Limited and its subsidiaries, is Canada’s largest food distributor and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services.

Chairman’s Message

Among Canada’s major publicly traded companies, we are the oldest family-run firm and one that has been a proud corporate citizen for over one hundred and thirty years. Since George Weston started the company in 1882, we have grown along with the country and, in the process, provided thousands of jobs, helped foster economic development, built value for our shareholders and reinvested back into the community through our Foundation and our corporate community activities.

Our firm’s role as a corporate leader also extends to the way we behave towards the environment. As bakers, distributors and retailers, we need to act responsibly to minimize our environmental footprint and continually strive for sustainable growth.

For four generations, leaders of this business have deeply believed that the wealth generated by an enterprise such as ours should be directed back into the community where its employees live and work. In the 1950s, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation was created for that purpose. Over the years, it has successfully partnered with numerous social, educational and environmental agencies to build stronger communities and enhance individual lives.

In addition to the Foundation, George Weston Limited, Weston Foods Inc. and Loblaw Companies Limited are extremely active in communities across Canada, working with social partners that share our strategic focuses. Each year they donate, together with our employees and customers, more than $100 million to benefit North American charities.

W. Galen Weston

Chairman and President

Pavi Binning

President and Chief Executive Officer



George Weston Limited

Corporate Office

22 St. Clair Avenue East

Toronto, Canada

M4T 2S7

Tel.: 416.922.2500

Fax: 416.922.4395

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