George Weston Limited



George Weston Limited
Founded1882
Headquarters, Canada
Revenue$29.4 billion CAN (10% FY 2004)
Employees148,000


George Weston Limited (TSXWN), often called Weston's or simply Weston, is a Canadian food processing and distribution company, and one of Canada's most recognizable companies. It was founded in 1882 by George Weston. The company represented the North American operations of the Weston food empire, and upon the death of George Weston, control of George Weston, Ltd. fell to his son W. Garfield Weston (1898-1978), who built it into a multi-billion (CAD) dollar company. On his death, the current Chairman Galen Weston continued to expand the business into one of the largest food conglomerates in North America.

While its origins are in the bakery field, it also owned the E.B. Eddy Company, a pulp and paper business acquired in 1943. As well, Weston purchased Loblaw Companies Limited in 1947 and built it into the largest chain of supermarkets in Canada. In recent years they acquired the Neilson Dairy.

The company was founded on building strong vertical integration. For example the Weston grocery stores, sold the bread they manufactured, which contained the sugar that was refined at their own sugar refineries.

Brands

Bakery

  • George Weston Bakeries
  • Arnold
  • Boboli
  • Brownberry
  • Entenmann's
  • Freihofer
  • Maplehurst Bakeries
  • Oroweat
  • Thomas'
  • Interbake Foods
  • Wonder Bread (in Canada)
  • Country Harvest
  • Arnie's Bagels
  • Stroehmann Pennsylvania Dutch Bakers

Grocery

Chains: Brands:

Corporate governance

Current members of the board of directors of the company are: A. Charles Baillie, Robert Dart, Peter Eby, Phillip Farmer, Anne Fraser, R. Donald Fullerton, Anthony Graham, Mark Hoffman, Allan Leighton, John Makinson, Robert Prichard, Wendy Rebanks, Galen G. Weston, and W. Galen Weston (chairman).

See also

Associated British Foods - the company built by George Weston, and controlled by Galen Weston, Sr.'s brother Garry until his death in 2002. Galen Weston, Sr. is currently a non-executive director of ABF.

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George Weston Foods

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Headquarters

Owner Associated British Foods Plc.

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George Weston (March 23, 1864 - April 6, 1924) was an American-born businessman in Canada and a municipal politician in the city of Toronto, Ontario.

Born in Oswego, New York, he was a small boy when his family moved to Canada, settling in the city of Toronto.
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Willard Garfield Weston (January 26, 1898 - October 22, 1978), was a Canadian businessman and philanthropist who also served as a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom.
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Willard Gordon Galen Weston, OC, OOnt, (born October 29, 1940) is a Canadian businessman and descendant of George Weston of the George Weston Bakeries Limited. Weston is the son of Willard Garfield Weston and grandson of the founder George Weston.
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William Neilson Dairy Limited is a Canadian dairy company owned by George Weston Limited. Their products are sold at Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Giant Tiger and Fortinos. The company is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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Entenmann's is a bakery brand now owned by Canadian company George Weston Limited. It was started by a German immigrant in Brooklyn in 1898. Their cakes and snacks are distributed in many grocery and convenience store locations in the United States.
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Thomas' is a brand of english muffins and bagels in North America. It is owned by George Weston Limited bakery, which also owns Entenmann's, Boboli, Strohmann, and Arnold's bread companies.
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Wonder Bread is a North American brand of white bread. It was originally produced by Taggart Baking Company of Indianapolis and debuted on May 21, 1921, after "blind" promotion with ads that stated only that a "Wonder" was coming on May 21, 1921.
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Loblaws

Supermarket
Founded 1919
Headquarters Brampton, Ontario

Industry Retail
Products Bakery, beer, charcuterie, clothing, dairy, deli, frozen foods, gardening centre, gasoline (select locations), general grocery, general merchandise, liquor , meat &
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Zehrs

Public
Founded Kitchener, Ontario, 1950
Headquarters Ontario, Canada

Industry Supermarket
Products Presidents Choice
Parent Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Website www.zehrs.
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Fortinos is a Canadian supermarket chain operating 20 stores in Ontario as of 2007. It is part of Loblaw Companies Limited.

History

In 1961, immigrant steelworker John Fortino opened his first Fortinos store in Hamilton, Ontario.
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Provigo

Supermarket
Founded 1969
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Industry Retail
Products Bakery, beer, charcuterie, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, liquor (select locations), meat & poultry, produce, seafood, snacks, wine
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Maxi

Supermarket / Hypermarket
Founded 1984
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Industry Retail
Products Bakery, beer, charcuterie, dairy, deli, frozen foods, gasoline (select locations), general grocery, general merchandise, liquor (select locations), meat
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Supermarket
Founded 1986
Headquarters Moncton, New Brunswick

Industry Retail
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