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2017-06-29 Loblaw renews commitment to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
Today, Loblaw proudly joined leading international brands in a renewed commitment to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, working to provide protection and workplace safety in Bangladesh factories. 
 
Our three-year renewal will help extend the Accord’s good work, auditing and eliminating building risks in the facilities where suppliers produce our goods – and putting workers’ interests first. We appreciate the work done to date under the Accord, with 1,600 factories inspected and improved, and health and safety training conducted in factories employing nearly half-a-million workers. However, we know there is more to be done.
 
In addition to the controls and legal commitments of the Accord, Loblaw is separately continuing to monitor workplace conditions in various global production facilities, with on-the-ground experts active in six countries where our goods are produced. Further, the company publicly lists the names of all...
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2017-06-13 Regarding Elite Farm Services Animal Abuse Allegations
These activities are completely unacceptable and we are investigating. We have zero tolerance for any animal abuse and have made it very clear to the supplier that this behaviour has absolutely no place in our food supply chain. The supplier agrees and has already asked their service provider, whose employees are seen in the video, to dismiss the offending individuals. 

We stand firmly behind the standards set by the National Farm Animal Care Council, the policies outlined by the Chicken Farmers of Canada, and our own commitment to animal welfare which is clearly articulated in our Supplier Code of Conduct, and in our Animal Welfare principles.

We continue to work with industry partners and animal welfare experts to ensure standards and codes of practice are upheld so our customers can remain confident in the food they buy....
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Press Releases

2017-11-22 Loblaw 2018 Canadian Food Trends Encourage Nation to Rediscover and Rethink
Retro-inspired meals, freak shakes and cook-and-cut sheet meals are a few of the trends that will be exciting Canadian home chefs in 2018. Under the marketing tagline of Taste the New Next, today, Loblaw announces their list of 2018 Canadian Food Trends, which highlight what Loblaw believes we'll be eating in the coming year. "With the announcement of the Loblaw 2018 Canadian Food Trends we hope to encourage Canadians to think differently about what they are eating and where their food comes from," says Greg Ramier Executive Vice President, Market Division, Loblaw Companies Limited . "We hope our food trends list will inspire Canadians to try new things and discover new family favourites." In the summer of 2017, the Loblaw Food Council – a diverse group of Canadian experts including professional chefs, registered dietitians, academics and Loblaw food experts – met to review internal and industry data and share predictions for what will be hitting kitchen tables next year. The Loblaw...
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2017-11-20 Loblaw pilots new subscription program that offers more value and convenience to Canadians who shop both its stores and e-commerce brands
Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L, "Loblaw") has launched a fee-based subscription pilot program that is tailored to the growing number of its customers who are shopping both in person and online. The program – PC® Insiders – is the latest innovation in how the company is rewarding Canadians in ways that can't be found anywhere else. "Our customers are looking for new ways to save time and money as they shop both in our stores and on our e-commerce sites," said Galen G. Weston, Chairman and CEO, Loblaw Companies Limited. "Many Canadians, in particular busy parents, find themselves shopping several of our brands, both online and in person. PC® Insiders is our next step in making that whole experience easier and more rewarding." PC® Insiders is digital, loyalty-based, and initially targeted towards select PC Plus loyalty members who are also President's Choice Financial Mastercard cardholders. Program availability is expected to expand in 2018. The program offers perks across a wide...
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