George Weston Limited

George Weston Limited

George Weston Limited

Date Founded



22 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 1901, Toronto, ON, M4T 2S7, CAN

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Retail: Food & Beverage

Company Description

George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company, founded in 1882, engaged in food processing and distribution. The Company has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, and holds cash and short term investments. Supported by a strong balance sheet, the Company seeks long-term, stable growth in its operating segments through continuous capital investment. Weston is committed to creating value for its shareholders and employees, and to supporting the communities in which it operates.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Financial Officer

Secretary, Vice President & General Counsel

Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Chief Strategy Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

President, Weston Bakeries

Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Weston Foods

Group Head, Controller

Group Treasurer & Head of Corporate Finance

Group Head, Pensions & Benefits

Board of Directors

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Loblaw Companies Ltd.

President & Chief Executive Officer, RBC at Catalyst, Inc.

Professor Emeritus at University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Senator at The Senate of Canada

Vice Chairman at University Health Network

Former Chief Administrative Officer at Frum Development Group

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Cereal Partners Worldwide

Professional at RBC Dominion Securities, Inc.

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George Weston Limited purchases Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust from Loblaw Companies Ltd.

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Weston Foods (Canada), Inc., George Weston Limited purchase Starr Culinary Delights, Inc.

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Maplehurst Bakeries LLC, George Weston Limited purchase Creative Occasions, Inc.

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Advised onGrupo Bimbo SAB de CV purchases Dunedin Holdings SARL /Fresh Bread & Baked Goods Business from George Weston Limited


Advised onGrupo Bimbo SAB de CV purchases George Ltd. Weston /Oroweat Operations from George Weston Limited

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Advised onGrupo Bimbo SAB de CV purchases Dunedin Holdings SARL /Fresh Bread & Baked Goods Business from George Weston Limited

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Advised onGrupo Bimbo SAB de CV purchases Dunedin Holdings SARL /Fresh Bread & Baked Goods Business from George Weston Limited

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Advised onGrupo Bimbo SAB de CV purchases Dunedin Holdings SARL /Fresh Bread & Baked Goods Business from George Weston Limited

Head, Financial Sponsors Group

Advised onGrupo Bimbo SAB de CV purchases Dunedin Holdings SARL /Fresh Bread & Baked Goods Business from George Weston Limited

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National Leader, Public M&A Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


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