Real Canadian Superstore locations* in Western Canada offer round-the-clock
holiday shopping convenience

- With less than a month till Santa slides down the chimney, time-starved customers appreciate flexible shopping hours -

CALGARY, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - The countdown is on! As the last-minute holiday shopping frenzy approaches, Loblaw Companies Limited is pleased to remind customers of its extended holiday hours, beginning in Western Canada today. Almost all Real Canadian Superstore locations* and select Extra Foods(xx), (xxx) stores will be open 24 hours, offering time-starved customers the chance to truly shop at their own convenience. In addition, other Extra Foods stores have joined in the holiday spirit and extended their hours to 10:00 or 11:00 PM.

"Before we know it, there will be a matter of days until our holiday shopping comes to a halt on Christmas Eve," comments Inge van den Berg, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Loblaw Companies Limited. "Through our extended holiday hours this month, we're doing our best to make holiday shopping convenient and stress-free, all the while striving to offer our customers everything they need for their gift list and entertaining in one place."

The holiday season is all about giving, however, with the current economic climate some Canadians may have to spend differently this year. Thankfully, through select Loblaw banner stores and a broad range of well-priced national brand products and general merchandise, including Loblaw's own President's Choice(R), Joe Fresh Style(R), PC(R) Home Collection and no name(R) brands, customers can find an array of crowd-pleasing gifts for everyone on their list at great prices without having to sacrifice taste, quality or style.

To learn more about what's in store for the holidays, visit www.pc.ca . For specific locations and holiday hours in your area, see your store for details. Unless otherwise noted, Real Canadian Superstore locations in the following areas will be open 24 hours.

    
    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Real Canadian Superstore: (24 Hours):

    Abbotsford
    Burnaby
    Chilliwack
    Coquitlam
    Courtenay
    Delta
    Duncan
    Kamloops
    Kelowna
    Langley
    Mission
    North Vancouver
    Nanaimo
    Pitt Meadows
    Prince George
    Richmond
    Surrey
    Vancouver
    Vernon
    Victoria

    SASKATCHEWAN

    Real Canadian Superstore: (24 Hours):

    Moose Jaw
    Prince Albert
    Regina
    Saskatoon
    Yorkton

    MANITOBA(xxxx)

    Real Canadian Superstore: (24 Hours):

    Brandon
    Steinbach
    Winkler
    Winnipeg

    ALBERTA

    Real Canadian Superstore: (24 Hours):

    Airdrie
    Calgary
    Camrose
    Edmonton
    Fort McMurray
    Lethbridge
    Lloydminster
    Medicine Hat
    Red Deer
    Sherwood Park
    Spruce Grove
    St Albert

    YUKON

    No stores are 24 hours, however select stores have extended holiday hours
until midnight; See your store for details

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

    No stores are 24 hours, however select stores have extended holiday hours
until 10:00 PM; See your store for details
    For all other banners including nofrills(R) and Real Canadian Wholesale
Club(R), see your store for details.

    *   Select corporate store locations may have differing hours and
          certain restrictions regarding Sunday closures may apply; see your
          store for details
    (xx)  Select franchised stores may have differing hours; see your store
          for details
    (xxx) Excludes Yukon Territories and British Columbia until December 13
    (xxxx)24 Hour openings for areas listed apply Monday - Friday only; see
          your store for details concerning weekend hours

    About Loblaw Companies Limited
    

Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food distributor and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ over 139,000 full-time and part-time employees. Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet the everyday household demands of Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private) label program, including the unique President's Choice(R), no name(R) and Joe Fresh Style(R) brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President's Choice Financial(R) services and offers the PC(R) points loyalty program.

SOURCE Loblaw Companies Limited

For further information: For further information: Craig Ware, Director, Corporate Affairs, Western Canada, Loblaw Companies Limited., Tel: (403) 291-8239, Email: craig.ware@loblaw.ca


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