Loblaw Chief Financial Officer Richard Dufresne to speak at the Scotiabank Back to School Conference

BRAMPTON, ON, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) will be participating in the Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets Back to School Conference: Focus on the Consumer on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The conference will be held at The King Edward Hotel in Toronto. Richard Dufresne, Chief Financial Officer of Loblaw Companies Limited, will be presenting at 12:50 p.m. (ET).

The audiocast can be accessed on the day of the conference through the following link:
Loblaw Companies Limited Scotiabank Back to School Conference Audiocast Link

This link will be available for 90 days following the conference.

The presentation and link to the webcast will also be available on loblaw.ca in the Investor Centre portal.

About Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, the nation's largest retailer, and the majority unitholder of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, banking, and wireless mobile products and services. With more than 2,300 corporate, franchised and associate-owned locations, Loblaw, its franchisees, and associate-owners employ approximately 192,000 full- and part-time employees, making it one of Canada's largest private sector employers.

Loblaw's purpose - Live Life Well - puts first the needs and well-being of Canadians who make one billion transactions annually in the Company's stores.  Loblaw is positioned to meet and exceed those needs in many ways: convenient locations; more than 1,050 grocery stores that span the value spectrum from discount to specialty; full-service pharmacies at more than 1,250 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix locations and more than 500 Loblaw locations; no-fee banking with PC Financial; affordable Joe Fresh fashion and family apparel; and three of Canada's top consumer brands in Life Brand®, no name® and President's Choice®. Through the PC Plus™ and Shoppers Optimum® loyalty programs, more than one in every three Canadians are rewarded for shopping with the companies.  For more information, visit Loblaw's website at www.loblaw.ca and Loblaw's issuer profile at www.sedar.com.

SOURCE: Loblaw Companies Limited

For further information:

Media Enquiries, contact:

Kevin Groh
Loblaw Companies Limited, Vice President Corporate Affairs and Communication
905-861-2437
kevin.groh@loblaw.ca

Investors Enquiries, contact:

Dennis Fong
Investor Relations
905-861-2489
dennis.fong@loblaw.ca


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