CALGARY, May 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Mark's, a member of the Canadian Tire Family of Companies, is proud to announce it has been named 'Alberta's Most Respected Company' by the province's consumers. The Alberta-based retailer ranked number one amongst 75 business peers across 13 sectors including airline, retail and energy.
This award was presented by Alberta Venture and Leger Research Group, a Canadian-owned research and marketing firm, who partnered to conduct the survey among 1,500 province residents, seeking their perception on the reputation of Alberta-led companies. Albertans gave Mark's top scores in consumer honesty and transparency, an offering of quality product and services and a value for money.
As Canada's number one men's casual and industrial apparel and footwear retailer, Mark's is thrilled to stand alongside some of Alberta's most impressive companies named in this study.
"We have worked hard as a brand to achieve this tremendous honour," says Rick White, Chief Operating Officer, Mark's. "This is an important step for us, particularly coming off 2014 where we redesigned stores across Canada and partnered with multiple new brands. We want to thank Albertans for being part of our success."
Mark's opened its first store in Calgary, Alberta on August 14, 1977. The original store specialized in industrial accessories and footwear, and proved a perfect fit for the current local economy moving $20,000 worth of product on opening day. Now, in the company's 38th year, Mark's has continued its great success with over 380 stores across the country and a reputation as one of Canada's most trusted brands.
Recently named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies and Top Employers, The Canadian Tire Family of Companies is proud to continue their winning tradition with Mark's.
Part of the Canadian Tire family of businesses since 2001, Mark's is one of Canada's leading apparel and footwear retailers with more than 380 stores across Canada. Known as L'Equipeur in Quebec, Mark's sells men's and women's work, casual and active clothing and footwear, as well as healthwear, accessories and business-to-business apparel. For more information, visit www.Marks.com.
About Canadian Tire Corporation
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, (TSX:CTC.A) (TSX:CTC) or "CTC," is a family of businesses that includes a retail segment, a financial services division, CT REIT and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, CTC's affiliated national charity that is dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada can participate in sports and physical activities. Our retail business is led by Canadian Tire, which was founded in 1922 and provides Canadians with products for life in Canada across its Living, Playing, Fixing, Automotive and Seasonal categories. PartSource and Gas+ are key parts of the Canadian Tire network. The retail segment also includes Mark's, a leading source for casual and industrial wear, and FGL Sports (Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, National Sports, Intersport, Pro Hockey Life and Atmosphere), which offers the best active wear brands. The nearly 1,700 retail and gasoline outlets are supported and strengthened by our Financial Services division and the approximately tens of thousands of people employed across the Company. For more information, visit Corp.CanadianTire.ca.
For further information: Britney Wilson, Advisor, Communications, 403.692.7103, Britney.Wilson@marks.com