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The North West Company Inc. is engaged in the retail of food and everyday consumer goods and services to rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. The company’s Canadian operations include the operation of 122 Northern stores that offer food, financial services, and general merchandise; 13 Quickstop convenience stores offering extended hours, ready-to-eat foods, fuel, and related services; 7 Northmart stores, which offer fresh foods, fashion, and health products and services; and 1 Northmart Drug Store that offers stand-alone pharmacy and convenience products. Its Canadian operations also comprise 31 giant tiger junior discount stores offering food, family fashion, and household products; 2 fur marketing stores, which sells aboriginal crafts and heritage products; 1 Valu Lots discount center and direct-to-customer food distribution outlet for remote communities; and 1 Solo Market offering full service grocery and pharmacy products. The company’s international operations consists of 30 AC Value Centers that offer food and general merchandise to remote and rural regions; 4 Quickstop convenience stores offering ready-to-eat foods and related services; 13 Cost-U-Less mid-size warehouse format stores offering discount food and general merchandise; and 1 Island Fresh IGA convenient neighborhood food store emphasizing fresh and prepared food. In addition, The North West Company Inc. distributes produce and fresh meat; and offers financial services, such as revolving credit, prepaid card products, ATMs, cheque cashing, debit card cash withdrawal, cash transfer, bill payment, personal income tax preparation, money order, and gift card services. The company was founded in 1668 and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada.

6,692 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/9/14
Founded in 1668

north west co inc/the (NWC) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-In...
Total Annual Compensation: C$729.5K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: C$291.6K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: C$363.7K
Vice-Chairman of NWCI
Total Annual Compensation: $290.2K
Vice President of Legal and Corporate Secreta...
Total Annual Compensation: C$255.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

north west co inc/the (NWC) Key Developments

North West Company Plans to Complete New Capital Projects in Nunavut

The North West Company announced plans to complete three new capital projects in the Nunavut communities of Clyde River, Hall Beach and Pond Inlet in 2015. The plans include the construction of a new Northern store, and the expansion and remodeling of two existing Northern stores, representing an investment of approximately $11 million in the Nunavut economy. These expansion plans are expected to create more jobs in the retail, trade and construction sectors in the territory. The newly remodeled store will have over 6,100 square feet of retail space and will offer a broader range of products and services. This will include an expanded grocery department which will feature a variety of fresh and healthy foods, a larger selection of general merchandise products, a post office and financial and tax services. Northern Hall Beach- The brand new retail and grocery store will offer over 4,600 square feet of retail space, with the existing Northern store converted into additional warehouse space. The Northern Hall Beach store will offer a new shopping experience for community members including revamped services and a new self-serve prepared foods section. Northern Pond Inlet - The expanded Northern Pond Inlet store will offer an additional 3,900 of square feet of space, providing over 8,400 square feet of retail space. Northern Pond Inlet will include an expanded grocery department to include a broader assortment of produce and fresh foods, a self-serve prepared foods section, additional general merchandise products, post office and financial and tax services. All three projects are expected to be completed by the summer of 2015. Each of the Northern stores will have a dedicated space for on-site staff training as part of their initiative to employ local community members in general and management positions. The three stores currently have a combined 45 total employees. Upon completion, the three Northern stores are estimated to make a net annual economic contribution to the community of $12.8 million, a figure which includes capital, payroll, and other economic benefits. In addition, Northern continues to provide community support, including sponsoring local sports teams, school fundraisers and a local breakfast program.

The North West Company Inc. Declares Dividend, Payable on October 15, 2014

The Board of Directors of The North West Company Inc. have declared a dividend of $0.29 per share to shareholders of record on September 30, 2014, to be paid on October 15, 2014.

North West Company Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended July 31, 2014

North West Company Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended July 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company’s sales increased 3.2% to CAD 401.1 million compared to CAD 388.6 million in the second quarter last year led by food sales growth and the impact of foreign exchange on the translation of U.S. denominated sales. Earnings from Operations decreased 6.0% to CAD 26.3 million compared to CAD 28.0 million in the second quarter last year. Trading profit or earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) decreased 2.7% to CAD 36.4 million compared to CAD 37.4 million last year as strong trading profit growth in the International Operations was more than offset by lower trading profit in the Canadian Operations largely due to the non-comparable insurance gain last year and the impact of lower gross profit rates in the current year. Excluding the impact of the non-comparable gain and the foreign exchange, trading profit increased 2.6% compared to last year and as a percentage to sales was 9.1% compared to 9.0% last year. Net earnings were CAD 16.85 million, or CAD 0.35 per share, compared to CAD 18.11 million, or CAD 0.37 per share, for the same quarter ended July 31, 2013 as lower net earnings in the Canadian Operations were only partially offset by an increase in earnings in the International Operations and the impact of foreign exchange. Excluding the impact of the non-comparable insurance gain and foreign exchange, net earnings increased 2.3% compared to last year. For the six months, the company reported net earnings of CAD 29.53 million, or CAD 0.61 per share, compared to CAD 31.02 million, or CAD 0.64 per share, for the same period ended July 31, 2013. Sales were CAD 777.38 million, compared to CAD 753.08 million for the same period ended July 31, 2013.


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