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TOP 1000 ISSUE: ROB magazine ranks Canada's largest publicly traded companies

TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ - This Friday, Report on Business magazine unveils the 26th annual Report on Business Top 1000. The Top 1000 ranks Canadian publicly traded companies by the most important metric of all: profit. This issue also includes an in-depth look at five sectors: mining, finance, retail, telecom, and oil and gas.

While some of Canada's biggest players performed as if the recession never happened, credit scarcity and red ink are the recurring themes of this year's Top 1000. Report on Business columnist Brian Milner examines the capital crunch in the July/August issue, available Friday, June 25.

Also in this issue of Report on Business:

Strings attached - With five new mobile providers making their debut, the fight for Canada's wireless market is going to get nasty. But according to Report on Business writer Grant Robertson, consumers can be sure of one thing: We're about to get a lot more love.

Getting fresh - Sobeys' low-rent Price Chopper chain has cooked up a way to overtake its rivals - and have the foodies lining up, too. The new FreshCo chain turns the genre on its head with smart design, ethnic produce and 100 types of cheese. Writer Joanna Pachner reveals whether a discount grocer can offer more than great deals on Kraft Dinner.

Unfit to be tied - For the big banks, the last piece of the pie is insurance - an easy sell when tied to a mortgage. Canadian banks have been tripping over themselves to grow their insurance business. Writer John Lorinc examines why your friendly neighbourhood insurance broker is not in a mood to share.

Report on Business magazine is Canada's most-read business publication. Published on the last Friday of every month in The Globe and Mail, Report on Business magazine offers readers insightful, award-winning coverage of Canadian and global business and economics and is available with copies of The Globe and Mail and online at The Globe and Mail is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multimedia company that also owns CTV, Canada's leading private broadcaster.

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