George Weston is a Canadian company operating across three business segments, namely retail, real estate and consumer goods. Its retail segment is primarily operated through Loblaw Companies (Loblaw), one of Canada's largest retailers. The company specialises in grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise and financial services. Weston Foods, a large-scale North American bakery chain, also operates under the George Weston group. The company is involved in food service and retail operations, with a diverse product portfolio including bread, rolls, cupcakes, donuts, biscuits, cakes, pies, cones, wafers and other baked products.
George Weston ranks 47th among the food retailers in the benchmark. The company is among the bottom 20 retailers in the environment and nutrition measurement areas and among the bottom ten retailers in the social inclusion measurement area. The company’s poor performance relative to peers in the environment and nutrition measurement areas could be attributed to the fact that the company does not disclose information at the parent level. However, for key social inclusion topics, such as farmer and fisher productivity and resilience, land rights and living wages, there is no disclosure in the public domain. George Weston ranks 168th in the food and beverage manufacturing segment but overall performs slightly better relative to peers in this segment.
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- Toronto, Canada
- Food and agriculture revenue USD
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- Publicly listed
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