North West Co. Sees Pickup in Food Business

The North West Co. expects its food business to continue to be healthy through 2009 “as more people from full-price supermarkets move through our doors,” Edward Kennedy, president and chief executive officer, told investors last week.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The North West Co. here expects its food business to continue to be healthy through 2009 “as more people from full-price supermarkets move through our doors,” Edward Kennedy, president and chief executive officer, told investors last week. After concentrating last year on integrating the Cost-U-Less operation, which it acquired at the end of 2007, the company plans to focus more on operations this year, Kennedy said.

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