Loblaw Companies Limited and UFCW Local 401 reach tentative agreement

CALGARY, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited is pleased to announce that it has reached a tentative agreement with UFCW Canada Local 401 bargaining team representing approximately 8,500 colleagues from 55 Real Canadian Superstore® and Real Canadian Liquorstore® locations in Alberta. All Loblaw banner stores in Alberta remain open to service our loyal customers.

Voting will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Loblaw reached tentative agreements with the leaderships of UFCW local 832 in Manitoba and UFCW local 1400 in Saskatchewan on Thursday, September 26, and on Thursday, Oct. 3, respectively.

About Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L)
Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer 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 more than 134,000 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®, no name® and Joe Fresh® brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President's Choice Financial® services and offers the PC® points and PC Plus™ loyalty program.

SOURCE: Loblaw Companies Limited

For further information:

Julija Hunter, Vice-President, Public Relations, Loblaw Companies Limited
Julija.hunter@loblaw.ca or pr@loblaw.ca


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