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General

What is Loblaw’s mission?

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

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When was Loblaw Companies Limited founded?

Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) was incorporated on January 18, 1956, although portions of its business originated before 1900.

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What is the history of Loblaw?

Please refer to the History section of our website to learn more about the history of Loblaw.

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Where is Loblaw’s head office located?

Loblaw’s national head office is located at 1 President’s Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, L6Y 5S5.

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Where can I learn about corporate culture?

Please refer to the Be a Great Place to Work and Why Work Here? sections of our website for more information on Loblaw’s culture.

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What companies has Loblaw invested in or acquired?

On September 28, 2009, it was announced that Loblaws Inc. completed the acquisition of T&T Supermarket Inc. (T&T). This acquisition will help the Company extend its ethnic offering to better serve Canada’s largest growing customer segment, and positions it for future growth in the ethnic food market.

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How can I sign up for email notifications?

Please sign up for email notifications here.

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Where can I find a breakdown of your banner stores?

Please refer to our most current Annual Information Form (AIF) for a breakdown of our stores.

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Can we use information from your website in our textbook?

Unfortunately, we have a corporate policy that does not allow information from our corporate websites and reports to be reproduced.

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How can colleagues or members of the public receive information from or provide feedback to Loblaw about accessibility for customers with disabilities?

Loblaw welcomes questions and feedback about how we provide goods and services to all of our customers. Members of the public may ask questions or provide feedback in the manner most convenient to them, including in-person, by telephone (1-800-296-2332), in writing, or by email or other electronic communication device. Please direct written questions and feedback to 1 President’s Choice Circle, Brampton Ontario, L6Y 5S5 – attention diversity. 

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Where can I access Loblaw’s policies and procedures related to providing goods and services to persons with disabilities?

A copy of Loblaw’s policies and procedures concerning customer service accessibility are available on request. Members of the public may submit a request in the manner most convenient to them, including in-person, by telephone (1-800-296-2332), in writing, or by email or other electronic communication. The request must specify the document(s) that the individual wishes to receive.  Documents will be provided by mail in 12-point type font unless the request indicates that an alternative, accessible format is required.

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Dividends

How much are dividends for common shares?

The most recent common dividend price is available in the Dividends section of our website.

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How much are dividends for preferred shares?

The most recent preferred dividend price is available in the Dividends section of our website.

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What is the difference between eligible and ineligible dividends?

An eligible dividend is any taxable dividend that is paid after 2005 to a resident of Canada by a Canadian corporation, and that is designated by that corporation to be an eligible dividend.

Certain dividends received after 2005 by shareholders, who file personal income tax returns in Canada, are designated as “eligible dividends” under the Income Tax Act of Canada by the paying corporation, and will be eligible for more favourable treatment for Canadian income tax purposes than normal dividends that are received by shareholders. This designation is made for the purposes of the enhanced dividend tax credit, according to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act, and for any corresponding provincial legislation.

Shareholders with questions regarding the tax treatment of dividends should consult with their own tax advisors or contact the local office of the Canada Revenue Agency and, where applicable, provincial taxation authorities.

Please refer to the Dividends section of our website for more information.

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Do you pay a cash dividend?

Yes, we do pay a cash dividend. For more information, please contact our Transfer Agent, Computershare Trust Company of Canada.

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Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Do you have a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP)?

The DRIP for Loblaw Companies Limited will terminate after the completion of the April 1, 2011 common share dividend payment. The termination of the DRIP was announced in the Company’s Q4 News Release issued on February 24, 2011.

The Board of Directors of Loblaw Companies Limited approved the discontinuance of the DRIP after the dividend payment on April 1, 2011 when approximately $300 million in common share equity will be raised through the program. This target was disclosed as part of the initial announcement of the DRIP.

A share certificate for whole common shares held under a Participant’s account under the DRIP and a cash payment for any fractions of a share held in such account, based on the closing price of the common shares on the TSX as of the close of the trading day following the date of the termination of the DRIP, will be remitted to the Participant.

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Shares

What is Loblaw’s ticker symbol?

Loblaw shares are traded under the ticker symbol “L” on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

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How do I buy and sell Loblaw shares?

You can buy and sell Loblaw shares through a stockbroker who is a member of the exchange on which our shares are traded.

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On what exchanges are Loblaw shares listed?

Both our common and preferred shares are traded on the TSX.

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Where can I find historical prices?

Please refer to the Historical Price Look-Up section of our website.

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How can I obtain a prospectus for Loblaw’s preferred shares?

Please refer to the SEDAR section of our website or contact us.

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How can I calculate the value of my shares?

Please refer to the Investment Calculator section of our website.

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How many shares of Loblaw are outstanding?

Please refer to the Stock Information section of our website.

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Does Loblaw have a Normal Course Issuer Bid?

Yes, Loblaw has a Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB) with the Toronto Stock Exchange TSX.

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What is the valuation day cost base for the Company?

For capital gains purposes, the valuation day (December 22, 1971) cost base for the Company is $0.958 per common share. The value on February 22, 1994, was $7.67 per common share.

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When was your last stock split?

The last stock split for Loblaw common shares (L) was a 3-for-1 in 1996.

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Shareholder Information

Who is the Transfer Agent and Registrar for Loblaw’s common and preferred shares?

Computershare Trust Company of Canada
100 University Avenue, 9th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2Y1
1-800-564-6253

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Whom should I contact if my address has changed?

Please contact Loblaw’s Transfer Agent at:

Computershare Trust Company of Canada
100 University Avenue, 9th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2Y1
1-800-564-6253

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Whom should I contact regarding my stock certificate?

Please contact Loblaw’s Transfer Agent at:

Computershare Trust Company of Canada
100 University Avenue, 9th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2Y1
1-800-564-6253

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When is Loblaw’s next Annual Meeting of Shareholders?

Loblaw’s next Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on May 5, 2011.

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Can anyone attend Loblaw’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders?

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders is open to company shareholders who hold the right to vote.

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When was the last Annual Meeting of Shareholders?

Our last Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on May 5, 2010, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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What is the Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures (CUSIP) number for Loblaw’s shares?

The Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures (CUSIP) is a numbering system for securities instruments that is assigned for the purposes of clearing and settlement. The CUSIP numbers for Loblaw trading on the TSX are as follows:

  • Loblaw Companies Limited Common Shares: 539481101
  • Loblaw Companies Limited Second Preferred Shares, Series A: 539481606

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Loblaw Financial Information

When do you announce your financial results?

We announce our results on a quarterly basis. These dates are determined by the Board of Directors.

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When is your fiscal year end?

Our fiscal year end in 2011 is Saturday, December 31, 2011.

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How can I obtain a copy of the latest Annual and Quarterly Reports?

Our latest Annual and Quarterly Reports are available in the Financial Reporting section of our website.

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How can I access Loblaw’s regulatory filings?

You can access Loblaw’s regulatory filings on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR). Refer to the SEDAR section of our website for more information.

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Who is Loblaw’s independent accounting firm?

Loblaw’s independent accounting firm is KPMG LLP.

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Who are the equity analysts covering Loblaw’s stock?

Please refer to the Analyst Coverage section of our website.

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General

Where can I find additional information about Loblaw?

Please refer to the About Us section of our website for more information on Loblaw.

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How can I contact Investor Relations?

Please refer to the Investor Contacts section of our website.

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Where can I learn about Loblaw’s senior officers?

Information on our senior officers can be found in the Management Board section of our website.

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Where can I find the most recent presentations?

The most recent presentations can be found in the Events and Presentations section of our website.

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Make a Positive Difference in Our Community

How do you invest in your community?

We believe in making a difference in the communities in which we live and work, every single day. This begins with supplying jobs and supporting local economies. With more than 134,000 colleagues working in more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores, we are a major contributor to local employment and economies in Canada.

Our corporate and community giving efforts (both financial support and programs) focus on President’s Choice Children’s Charity, Healthy Active Kids, Feeding our Neighbours and Greening our Communities.

In 2012, with the help of our customers, vendors, colleagues, franchisees and their employees, we donated more than $45 million to charities and non-profit organizations across Canada.

 

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Can you provide more details about President’s Choice Children’s Charity?

President’s Choice Children’s Charity (PCCC)  is committed to helping kids. Whether providing support to children with disabilities or ensuring hungry tummies are filled with nutritious food, PCCC strives to ensure that kids have every opportunity to live to their full potential.  The best part – 100% of every dollar donated goes to helping kids across Canada.

PCCC believes that nutrition is fundamental to children’s health and wants to provide the resources necessary to fuel a better learning environment. PCCC’s support of children’s nutrition is accomplished by being the National Premier Sponsor of Breakfast for Learning™ and through the Boys & Girls Club of Canada’s PCCC Basic Needs Brighter Future Program.

PCCC also supports children with disabilities by providing financial grants for essential specialized equipment and essential therapists. Through individual grants, the Charity is able to supply much needed resources and help to provide children with a renewed sense of independence, dignity and freedom.

Last year alone, PCCC granted more than $10 million to more than 1,900 families with children with disabilities as well as $3.9 million to more than 2,900 nutrition programs across Canada.

For more information about President’s Choice Children’s Charity please visit www.pc.ca/charity.

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What are you doing to encourage healthier eating?

We have made health and wellness a priority by continuing to develop healthier foods, promoting healthy food choices and lifestyles, and, working with industry partners and regulators to shape national food strategies.

In our stores, we offer a variety of healthier foods to address many different health, lifestyle and diet regimens. These include fresh, wholesome vegetables, fruits, meat, whole grains and dairy products, as well as our PC Blue Menu product line.

Launched in 2005, with more than 400 products in market, PC Blue Menu makes healthier eating simple. The healthier attributes of PC Blue Menu products help customers manage their intake of omega-3, fibre, fat and sodium, as well as calories, sugar, probiotics and more. In 2012, we redesigned the PC Blue Menu packaging to include plus (+) or minus (-) symbols which make it easier for customers to see a product’s nutritional attributes.

In 2012, we rolled out Guiding Stars in all Loblaws banner stores in Ontario and at our corporate head office. Guiding Stars is an in-store tool that rates all food up to three stars based on their nutritional value to help guide customers to healthier food options. Products are credited for having vitamins, minerals dietary fibre, whole grains and omega-3s and debited for saturated fats, added sodium and added sugars. We plan to roll out Guiding Stars in more in all our banner stores nationally by the end of 2015.

We also added 22 in-store dietitians in 50 corporate stores in Ontario. Dietitians are offer customers menu-planning advice, food label-reading tours, food demonstrations, health education and cooking classes. Dietitians also team up with in-store pharmacists to offer integrated health programs that can help customers prevent and manage specific chronic conditions.

Furthermore, we offer several in-store health and education programs:

Get Checked Now – Since 2011, Loblaw has collaborated with the Canadian Diabetes Association to raise awareness of diabetes and to provide diabetes information sessions for people newly diagnosed with diabetes and who are looking for information and support on topics such as nutrition, vision care and blood glucose monitoring. Sessions include grocery store tours with in-store dietitians and cooking classes in our President’s Choice Cooking Schools.

Food Allergy Management Assessment Program – Developed in partnership with Anaphylaxis Canada, this program helps parents and allergy patients better manage potentially life-threatening food allergies.

Healthy Heart Checks – Developed in collaboration with the Becel Centre for Heart Health. Loblaw pharmacists in select stores conduct 20-minute heart checks and provide customers with a personalized picture of key cardiovascular disease risk factors.

S.A.L.T. (Sodium Awareness Lifestyle Tips) – Developed in partnership with Hypertension Canada, offers customers educational booklets highlighting low sodium foods and Hypertension Canada guidelines related to sodium intake.

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Why aren’t all of your products considered “healthy/healthier”?

We pride ourselves on offering a variety of great-tasting, better-for-you options through our PC Blue Menu products. However, we are equally committed to providing choice to our customers and ensuring that their favourite foods, from all around the world, can be brought to their tables. Some of those products may not be considered “healthy/healthier”, but with the option of PC Blue Menu products, we believe that we are helping customers make healthier choices as much as possible – without sacrificing taste or quality.

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Are PC Blue Menu products the same price as other PC products?

On average, Blue Menu products are comparable in price to our other great PC products. 

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Are you making an effort to cut down on salt?

Yes. We’re expanding our line of low-sodium and no-salt-added foods, including low-sodium ready-to-serve soups. Since 2010, we have reduced 117.6 metric tonnes of sodium in 428 existing control brand processed products. We also developed  741 new control brand processed products that meet our internal guidelines for responsible sodium content (as established by our team of nutrition researchers, registered dietitians and nutritionists, following Canada’s Food Guide and guidance from Health Canada).

Our in-store dietitians offer Healthy Eating and Healthy Heart tours in-store and educate customers about healthy eating. In 2012, we ran a month-long campaign in stores that offered customers the S.A.L.T. (Sodium Awareness Lifestyle Tips) educational booklets which highlighted low-sodium foods and sodium intake guidelines. Our efforts earned us the Certificate of Excellence from Hypertension Canada.

In partnership with grocery retailers and food vendors in Canada, we established a working group that is setting new approaches to reporting progress on sodium reduction and improving customer education on, and awareness of, nutrition choices.

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In terms of nutrition – first, it was calories, then fat, and now its sodium. What's next?

We will begin to see a focus on the sugar content in foods. Everyone knows that sugar is found in sweets, like candy, cookies, cakes and ice cream, but sugar content is also often hidden in grocery store aisles. Reading the labels on products can help determine if sugar is one of the ingredients, but it has many aliases. While sucrose is a well-known sugar, other types include dextrose, fructose, glucose, lactose and maltose.

We are also focused on removing artificial flavours and artificial colours  from our President’s Choice brand product by the end of 2013.  Currently 93% of the products are free from these ingredients.

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Sourcing

How are you addressing the issue of depleting fish stocks?

We were the first major food retailer in Canada to make a commitment to source all seafood sold in our stores from sustainable sources by the end of 2013. This is an aggressive commitment which includes all canned, frozen and fresh seafood products along with products that contain seafood as an ingredient (i.e. grocery items, vitamins and supplements and pet food).  We are working with WWF-Canada, the Marine Stewardship Council, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, independent marine science advisors, conservation experts and fisheries, to achieve this goal.

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What does the Marine Stewardship Council symbol on some of your fish and seafood items mean?

Loblaw is proud to partner with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) – an independent, international non-profit organization that has set a global standard for the certification of wild-caught fisheries that practice environmentally responsible, sustainable fishing methods.

We currently offer 108 MSC-certified seafood products in our stores – more than any other Canadian food retailer.

For more information about the MSC please visit www.msc.org. For more information about Loblaw’s sustainable seafood commitment please visit www.oceansfortomorrow.ca  or www.loblaw.ca/seafood.  

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What does the Aquaculture Stewardship Council symbol on some of your fish and seafood items mean?

Loblaw is proud to partner with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) – an independent not-for-profit organization that aims to be the leading global certification and labeling programs for responsibly farmed seafood, The ASC manages a global standard for responsibly farmed seafood and is committed to preserving marine and freshwater habitats while endorsing social standards.

We were the first food retailer in North America to offer ASC products in our stores. We currently offer PC Blue Menu fresh and frozen Tilapia in select stores across Canada and we plan to introduce more ASC products.

For more information about the ASC please visit www.asc.org. For more information about Loblaw’s sustainable seafood commitment please visit www.oceansfortomorrow.ca or www.loblaw.ca/seafood.

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What’s your position on local sourcing?

We are strongly committed to supporting local businesses and the Canadian economy. Supplying Canadian products remains a major priority, and we work diligently to uphold this commitment to our customers and Canadian producers.

As Canada’s largest food retailer and distributer, we are committed to our ‘Canadian First’ buying strategy, placing a priority on local and regional fresh products when the safety, quality, availability and value are right for customers.

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Why aren’t all of your products Canadian?

Our commitment is to source products responsibly while providing our customers the type of quality products they deserve and have come to expect from Loblaw. We strive to bring Canadians products from across the country and around the world that will allow them to have new taste experiences, and we work diligently with our supply chain to ensure that’s exactly what they get. We believe that our customers should be provided with the information they need to make decisions about their purchases, and at many of our Loblaw banner stores, we also provide clear labelling around country of origin to help shoppers make those decisions.

To date, all of our fresh pork is sourced from Canada and 31% of the produce sold in our stores year-round, are sourced from Canadian growers. This number increases up to 40% during the peak growing season.

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What are PC Organics products?

PC Organics is the largest organic line of products available in Canada, with more than 300 products in the market, crossing categories such as fresh, grocery, dairy and baby. PC Organics products are third-party certified to ensure that every product meets Canada’s organic standards, which emphasize sustainability and a natural approach to weed, pest and disease control.

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What does the Free From label mean?

We first introduced our President’s Choice Free From product line of beef, pork and chicken in 2009. These products are raised without the use of antibiotics or hormones, and the beef and poultry are grain fed. What makes this product line extra special is the emphasis on local farmers who are showcased on the product package. All President’s Choice Free From poultry and pork are sourced exclusively in Canada. PC Free From beef is sourced from both Canada and the United States. 

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What are Free Run Eggs?

Our PC Free-Run eggs are exclusively sourced from laying hens that live in an open-concept, weather-sheltered barn environment, where they are free to roam, feed, perch and nest.

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What’s your position on animal welfare?

Animal welfare issues are important to us. Loblaw is committed to working with vendors, industry associations and animal welfare experts to ensure animal welfare standards and best practices are in place that promote the care, protection and safety of farm animals and their caregivers. One of the experts we have been in discussions with is Dr. Temple Grandin, an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado University.

In 2012, we became associate members of the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), a multi-stakeholder forum that facilitates the development of standard codes of practice for farm animals, including revising the current egg layer and pig codes of practice in Canada. This process provides a credible, science-based and balanced approach.

We are concerned about housing arrangements, in particular, battery cages for laying hens and sow crates for pigs. Sow crates are an important issue and we have had several discussions with pork vendors expressing our direction toward and support of loose housing systems. In 2013, we will make a commitment to purchase fresh pork from loose housing environments by year-end 2022.

In 2011, we made a commitment to transition all President’s Choice eggs to cage-free. Our President’s Choice line of eggs is comprised of President’s Choice, PC Organics and PC Blue Menu brands. To date, our President’s Choice and PC Organics eggs are free-run, which means that the eggs are exclusively sourced from laying hens who live in an open-concept environment where are they are free to roam, feed and nest. The next and final step to achieve our target is to transition our PC Blue Menu Omega eggs to free-run.

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How do you ensure fair labour practices among offshore vendors?

We insist that all offshore vendors supplying Loblaw comply with our ethical standards. We also use a third-party firm to audit direct offshore vendors (factories, mills, packing houses and growing locations) at a minimum of once a year, to ensure good working conditions, including no child harassment, abuse or forced labour; fair pay and benefits; and adherence to health and safety regulations.

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What is your position on Genetically Modified (GM) Foods?

 

We would like to assure you that products sold in our stores adhere to strict regulations for all food safety, sourcing and labeling requirements.

We recognize that our customers have diverse needs and preferences and we strive to offer a wide range of choices to meet those needs. This is why we are proud to offer Canada’s largest selection of organic products, which includes a wide range of fresh and grocery products under the PC Organics line.

Many of our stores offer Natural Value departments dedicated to providing customers with both organic and “naturally” produced products. Each and every organic product adheres to strict Canadian and International organic production standards, which includes a prohibition of genetically engineered (GE) material. Organic products are also certified by independent third-parties to provide additional assurance that the organic standards are met.

We recognize that the question of labeling of foods that are, or that are derived from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is of growing interest to many consumers. In 2004, Health Canada introduced a certification process that allowed for voluntary labeling and advertising of foods that are and are not products of Genetic Engineering.  While we allow voluntary GMO labeling and the majority of our fresh products do not contain GMOs, it is very difficult to make absolute claims about individual products that are not certified organic. Therefore we do not make the labeling of such claims mandatory.

Health Canada’s website offers a listing of GMO’s currently grown in Canada, these are primarily   canola, corn, soy, and sugar beet. For more information you can visit Health Canada’s website http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/gmf-agm/appro/index-eng.php.

Additionally, safety information respecting GMO foods from Health Canada can be found at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/food-aliment/gm-tg-eng.php.

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Environment

What are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint?

The greatest opportunity for us to reduce our carbon footprint and lower our operating costs is in the way we manage and reduce waste, energy, fuel consumption and refrigerant leaks. Our efforts are focused on improving energy efficiency, advancing renewable energy technologies, increasing waste diversion programs and, evolving our transport fleet.

Over the past two years we upgraded more than 72,000 light fixtures in our corporate stores to high-efficiency technology resulting in an energy reduction equivalent to powering 9,923 home in Canada for one year. We currently have four solar panel projects in commercial operation in four corporate stores in Ontario with 12 projects currently under construction. We have also implemented a robust leak-checking protocol in our corporate stores which has enabled us to achieve leak reductions year-over-year in the past three years.

We continue to make strides in reducing waste throughout our operations. In 2012, we diverted 81% of waste from landfill in our distribution centres and 76% from our store support offices.

Over the past few years we have undertaken a number of initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of our transport fleet. Actions range from replacing older trucks with new, more efficient models; installing a fleet tracking system in our trucks and trailers to improve driver training on fuel economy and to reduce driver idle time; equipment upgrades and the introduction of a new transport management system to reduce empty miles and increase shipment of product via rail.

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Where do proceeds go from the sale of plastic shopping bags in your stores?

Loblaw is committed to environmental sustainability in our business including a reduction in the amount of plastic shopping bags used by our customers. The results from our charge-for-plastic shopping bag program speak volumes. Since 2007, we have reduced the number of plastic shopping bags from our stores by more than five billion.

Partials proceeds from the sale of plastic shopping bags in our stores go to WWF-Canada. Over the past five years, we have donated $5 million to WWF-Canada to support a variety of environmental initiatives to help Canadians reduce their environmental footprint through simple planet friendly actions.

Some examples of programs supported by the proceeds of the plastic shopping bag charge include:

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup™ – the largest direct-action conservation initiative in Canada organized by the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada to engage Canadians annually to remove litter from shorelines to help keep our waters clean for the habitat and communities that depend on them. Loblaw has been the presenting sponsor since 2010.

National Sweater Day™ – Annual conservation initiative to mobilize Canadians to take action on climate change by lowering their thermostats by a couple of degrees, both at work and at home. More than 700 Loblaw corporate and participating franchised stores across Canada turned down their thermostats by three degrees Celsius for the day in February 2012. Loblaw has been the presenting sponsor since 2010.

Green CommUnity Granting – Funded by Loblaw, the WWF-Canada Green CommUnity School Grants Program provides grants totalling $600,000 over three years to elementary and secondary schools across the country to support student engagement in environmental initiatives.

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What are you doing to reduce waste?

Since 2007, we’ve have embarked on many initiatives to reduce waste throughout our operations. Items such as corrugated cardboard, plastic film wrap, and metal and wood pallets are routinely recycled. In many stores, organic waste (such as spoiled fruits and vegetables) along with grease are collected and converted into renewable energy, compost and fertilizer. Even old truck tires are recapped and reused instead of going to landfill.

Since 2008, we have diverted more than five million pounds of plastic pots and flats from landfill through our national pot recycling program during the garden season. Additionally, to reduce the use of non-recyclable waxed corrugated cardboard, we use Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to ship produce directly from our growers to our distribution centres.

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What’s being done to reduce packaging?

Over the past few years, we have audited our control brand product packaging in terms of its functionality and environmental impact. We want to reduce our environmental footprint of our packaging while also protecting the products they contain and providing information that customers need to make informed decisions. Our goals:
  • Reduce non-recyclable packaging on control brand products by 50% by year-end 2013
  • Reduce the total amount of packaging on our control brand products by 5% by year-end 2015

We have made significant strides towards achieving our first target by removing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in rigid plastics used primarily in our health and beauty line of products. By year-end 2012, we were roughly one-third of the way toward achieving our 5% goal. Since 2009, we have reduced packaging in 205 control brand products by more than four million kilograms.

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What’s being done around clamshell packaging?

In 2011, we spearheaded an industry project to remove obstacles to recycling thermoformed clamshell packaging. The main issue with clamshells is that most municipalities cannot recycle them because they lack the technology to distinguish polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and other commonly used resins.

To improve recyclability, we now have more than 250 control brand products packaged in a single plastic resin, PET. We also joined with industry partners to initiate a new test protocol for recycling adhesives and labels used on clamshells.

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You can upload, edit, or delete up to five versions of your resume/CV and cover letter using the Resume/CV manager after logging in.

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How do I know my application has been received?

You will receive an e-mail acknowledging that Loblaw has received your résumé. We will also notify you if our recruiting team determines your skills and background match our current hiring needs.

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