George Weston Ltd.

Title: George Weston Ltd.
Category: Food & Beverages
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Added on: Nov 26, 2011
George Weston Ltd. is the largest food processing company in Canada. It was established in 1882 by George Weston who opened the most modern and largest bread factory in Canada in 1897. The company went public in 1928 and acquired the biscuit and confectionary maker William Paterson Ltd. During the 60s, the company expanded and diversified beyond baking. George Weston Ltd acquired British Columbia Packers Limited and Connors Brothers of New Brunswick and moved into fish processing.

Today, the company has a number of bakery and grocery brands among which Ready Bake, Moulin Rouge, Country Harvest, Exact, No Name, President’s Choice, and many others. Its main competitors are GA Grupo Bimbo, Flowers Foods, Inc., and Bridgford Foods Corporation.

The Weston Foods’ operations in Canada are comprised of ACE Bakery, Ready Bake Foods, Weston Bakeries, and Colonial Cookies. The latter is a top quality baker of control branded cookies sold to retail clients. ACE Bakery produces bakery goods using the finest ingredients and no preservatives, following time-honored European traditions. Ready Bake Foods manufactures frozen bakery products such as cakes, cookies, pies, rolls, and breads. Weston Bakeries produces fresh baked products such as bagels, breads, tortillas, rolls, and others, under brands like Country Harvest, Wonder, and D’Italiano

The company has operations in the US as well, including Norse Dairy Systems, Interbake Foods, and Maplehurst Bakeries. Interbake Foods manufactures crackers, cookies, and Girl Scout cookies for its contract and retail customers. Norse Dairy Systems is a major supplier of packaging and filling equipment, cones and ice cream sandwich wafers to the dairy industry. Maplehurst Bakeries produces a variety of frozen bakery products such as cookies, rolls, pies, cakes, and donuts intended for food service and in-store bakery channels. The company uses high quality ingredients such as real fruit (strawberries, apples, cherries, and raspberries) and Neufchatel cheese, offering delicious varieties.

Weston Foods sells its control label and branded products through regional and national supermarkets, convenience stores, wholesale and club stores, food service outlets, and distributors.

Another of the company’s businesses is Loblaw Companies Limited, which is a leading provider of financial and drugstore products and general merchandise products.
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