Top 10 Companies in Canada 2016

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1. George Weston Ltd.

George Weston Limited is a large private sector Canadian company that was established in 1882.

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The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and is largely owned by Wittington Investments, Canada, and the company is into the field of food and drug retail business. The company has 2 broad segments: One is the Loblaw Companies Limited and other is the Weston Foods.

The company has more than 2300 stores for its retail operations that are able to cater to most Canadians serving their regular nourishment, wellbeing and health needs. Weston is one of Canada's driving dough punchers and bakers, offering a wide choice of fresh bakery items toward the North American business sector. The Weston Foods portion delivers crisp and fresh bakery products likes cakes, pies, donuts, breads etc. It is also into the business of ice cream and sandwich wafers.

Loblaw, on the other hand, serves the hard items like pharmacy drugs, apparel, banking and mobile solution products, general merchandise etc. With around 2,300 corporate and franchised owned stores, it has a wide and easy accessibility to the Canadian people. The company recently acquired Shoppers Drug Mart that offer over-the-counter medicines, beautifying agents and aromas and family unit essentials. What's more, the company develops and oversees real estate properties in the areas of retail and commercial areas with a portfolio comprising of 435 properties. The portfolio fundamentally concentrates on general store shopping malls, super and hypermarkets, and other commercial properties.

George Weston’s sales turnover in Canada was 46.8 Billion Canadian dollars in 2015. The company earned 864 Million Canadian dollars profit. It is the largest employer in the private sector with more than 200,000 employees.

Revenues (in Bill C$)= 46.894

Profit (in Bill C$)= 0.864

Ranking Methodology:

Step 1: A laundry list of companies were shortlisted based on revenue and profit

Step 2: Top 10 companies were shortlisted based on the above 2 parameters.

Step 3: A weighted average score based on the 2 parameters Revenues and Profits were used to develop ranks.

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