NWC.TO - The North West Company Inc.

Toronto - Toronto Delayed Price. Currency in CAD

The North West Company Inc.

Gibraltar House
77 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2R1

SectorConsumer Defensive
IndustryGrocery Stores
Full Time Employees7,925

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Edward S. KennedyPres, CEO & Director1.39MN/A1960
Mr. John D. King C.A., C.M.A., CPA, CPA, CA, CMAExec. VP & CFO637.23kN/AN/A
Mr. Daniel G. McConnellPres of International Retail877.71kN/AN/A
Mr. Craig T. GilpinExec. VP & Chief Corp. Officer724.41kN/AN/A
Mr. Gary MerastyExec. VP & Chief Devel. Officer550.12kN/A1965
Amounts are as of December 31, 2018 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in CAD.


The North West Company Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean. The company's Canadian operations comprise 117 Northern stores, which offers food, financial services, and general merchandise; 5 NorthMart stores that provides fresh foods, apparel, and health products and services; 44 Giant Tiger junior discount stores, which offers family fashion, household products, and food; 22 Quickstop convenience stores that provides ready-to-eat foods, and fuel and related services; 1 Solo Market store for rural market; 1 Valu Lots discount center and direct-to-customer food distribution outlet; 2 Pharmacy and Convenience stores; and 1 North West Company Fur Marketing outlet that offers wild furs, handicrafts, and authentic Canadian heritage products. The Canadian operations also provides contract tele-pharmacist services to rural hospitals and health centers; water and air-based transportation services; and produce and fresh meats to independent grocery stores. Its International operations include 27 Alaska Commercial Company stores that provides food and general merchandise to remote and rural regions; 11 Cost-U-Less mid-size warehouse stores, which offers discount food and general merchandise; 1 Cost-U-Less Express store that provides fresh and prepared foods; 5 Quickstop convenience stores; 7 Riteway food markets; and 1 Cash and Carry store. In addition, the company offers physician services; healthcare solutions; and airline cargo and passenger services. The North West Company Inc. was founded in 1668 and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada.

Corporate Governance

The North West Company Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of July 29, 2019 is 3. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 4; Shareholder Rights: 1; Compensation: 6.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.