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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

2017-07-18 Imperfection Moves into the Frozen Aisles at Loblaw Stores
 (TSX: L) — Loblaw Companies Limited is expanding its no name ® Naturally Imperfect™ line of products to include frozen blueberries, strawberries, mixed berries, mixed fruit and mangos. With these new items, Loblaw now offers 14 products under its no name ® Naturally Imperfect™ line, making it more affordable for Canadians to buy produce. Launched in March 2015, no name® Naturally Imperfect™ produce can now be found across the country in select No Frills®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Zehrs®, Independent ®, Loblaws®, Atlantic Superstore®, Maxi@ and Provigo® stores*. "Canadians have discovered the value of imperfect fruits and vegetables," said Ian Gordon, senior vice president, Loblaw Brands, Loblaw Companies Limited. "Following the success of our no name® Naturally Imperfect™ products in the produce department, it just made sense to expand the line to include frozen items. Now whether you are cooking, baking or making a smoothie, you can find a lower priced option with no name®...
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2017-07-17 Brookfield Business Partners Completes Acquisition of Gas Station Business from Loblaw
Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) ("Loblaw") and Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE: BBU)(TSX: BBU.UN) ("Brookfield Business Partners") announced today that they have closed the previously announced acquisition whereby Brookfield Business Partners , and its institutional partners, will acquire Loblaw's gas station operations for a purchase price of approximately C$540 million . The acquired gas station network is one of the largest in Canada and includes 213 retail gas stations and associated convenience kiosks adjacent to Loblaw-owned grocery stores across the country. The gas stations will be rebranded as Mobil as part of an agreement with Imperial Oil, marking the introduction of the Mobil fuel brand into Canada. The rebranding is expected to commence by early fall. The gas stations will continue to allow customers to collect PC® points through Loblaw's PC Plus® loyalty program and by using PC Financial® products. About Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) Loblaw Companies...
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