Loblaw Companies Limited in discussions with ATLAS Logistics Retail Services LLC for Third-party Logistics Services

    BRAMPTON, ON, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited is pleased to
announce that it is at an advanced stage in its discussions with the
third-party logistics provider ATLAS Logistics Retail Services LLC (ATLAS)
with respect to services to be provided for a future Ajax, Ontario
Distribution Centre. ATLAS would operate an 870,000-square-foot dry and
perishable Food Distribution Centre supplying Loblaw's corporate and
franchised stores in Ontario, beginning in spring 2008.

    Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's largest food distributor and a
leading provider of general merchandise, drugstore and financial products and
services. Through its various operating banners, Loblaw is committed to
providing Canadians with a one-stop destination in meeting their food and
everyday household needs. This goal is pursued through a portfolio of store
formats across the country. It also offers one of Canada's strongest control
label programs, including the unique President's Choice(R) and no name(R)
brands. Loblaw is one of the largest private-sector employers in Canada,
employing over 139,000 full-time and part-time employees.

For further information:

For further information: Danielle Rouleau, Loblaw Companies Limited,
(905) 459-2500 x3639, danielle.rouleau@loblaw.ca

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