Zehrs Markets and Real Canadian Superstores in Windsor, Leamington, Chatham, Kingsville and Sarnia to remain open during strike action by UFCW local 175 & 633

BRAMPTON, ON, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX:L) will continue to operate all nine stores affected by labour disruptions in Windsor, Leamington, Chatham, Kingsville and Sarnia. The nine stores, including five Real Canadian Superstores and four Zehrs Markets, will remain open with some modification to store hours (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and reduction of some in-store services.

The labour disruption, effective 12:01 a.m. today, relates to a rejected tentative agreement between Loblaw and the United Food and Commercial Workers union, local UFCW 175 & 633.

"In light of the union's decision to reject our offer and to strike, we have turned our attention to serving local customers and supporting our colleagues who will continue to serve them in all nine stores," said Kevin Groh, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Loblaw Companies Limited.

Following are stores that will continue to operate during labour disruptions.  

Real Canadian Superstore

791 St Clair Street North


Real Canadian Superstore

201 Talbot Street East


Real Canadian Superstore

4371 Walker Road


Real Canadian Superstore

2430 Dougall Ave.


Real Canadian Superstore

600 Murphy Road



5890 Malden Road



7201 Tecumseh Rd East



400 Manning Road



300 Main St. E



About Loblaw Companies Limited: Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, the nation's largest retailer, and the majority unit holder 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 companies' 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; PC Financial® no-fee banking; 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.

SOURCE Loblaw Companies Limited

For further information: pr@loblaw.ca


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