July 11, 2017

Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart and other Loblaw Stores Accepting Donations in British Columbia for the Canadian Red Cross to Support Those Affected by the Wildfires

BRAMPTON, ON, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - (TSX: L) - Loblaw Companies Limited is lending support to those impacted by the British Columbia wildfires including a cash donation to the Canadian Red Cross, the provision of water and food and raising funds at its stores throughout the province. Starting today, all Loblaw stores in British Columbia, including Real Canadian Superstore®, No Frills®, Extra Foods®, Independent®, Loblaws CityMarketTM and Wholesale Club, are accepting cash donations to support wildfire relief efforts. Customers can also visit Shoppers Drug Mart® stores in the province to make cash donations or can donate Shoppers Optimum® Points online at Shoppers Drug Mart will match all Points donated to a maximum of $25,000. Additionally, PC® Financial will provide assistance on a case-by-case basis for customers experiencing issues with their PC® Financial MasterCard credit card. For assistance please contact: 1-866-246-7262

"Our thoughts are with our customers, colleagues and those affected by the forest fires in British Columbia," said Bob Chant, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Loblaw Companies Limited. "Every day our store colleagues actively support the communities where our stores operate. Whenever and however we can help, our colleagues are ready to answer a call for assistance."

Loblaw will continue to work closely with the Canadian Red Cross, BC government and local government officials to provide essential food, water, toiletries and pet food to evacuation centres.

About Loblaw Companies Limited Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, the nation's largest retailer, and the majority unit holder of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, banking, and wireless mobile products and services. With more than 2,400 corporate, franchised and Associate-owned locations, Loblaw, its franchisees, and Associate-owners employ almost 200,000 full and part-time employees, making it one of Canada's largest private sector employers.

Loblaw's purpose – Live Life Well – puts first the needs and well-being of Canadians who make one billion transactions annually in the companies' stores. Loblaw is positioned to meet and exceed those needs in many ways: convenient locations; more than 1,050 grocery stores that span the value spectrum from discount to specialty; full-service pharmacies at more than 1,300 Shoppers Drug Mart® and Pharmaprix® locations and more than 500 Loblaw locations; PC Financial® no-fee banking; affordable Joe Fresh® fashion and family apparel; and three of Canada's top consumer brands in Life Brand®no name® and President's Choice®. Through the PC Plus® and Shoppers Optimum® loyalty programs, more than one in every three Canadians are rewarded for shopping with the companies.

SOURCE Loblaw Companies Limited

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