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BRAMPTON, Ontario — Loblaw Cos. said its president Sarah Davis will assume expanded responsibilities. In addition to day-to-day oversight of the company’s business performance, she adds full oversight for the 13-member management board and expands her direct-reporting lines, with the addition of finance and human resources.

Sarah Davis

She will continue to report to Galen Weston, who becomes executive chairman of Loblaw.  The company said the executive leadership was otherwise unchanged as a result of the announcement.

In her 12 years at Loblaw, Davis has served as chief financial officer, chief administrative officer and the executive lead of most business and operational functions. She has been president since January 2017.

“Sarah and I have worked closely for over a decade, and she has played an important role in many of Loblaw’s most defining moments: the formation of Choice Properties, the acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, the creation of PC Optimum, and a long-term strategy that demonstrates our passion for customers,” said Weston. “Together, our team has put the company on an exciting strategic path and Sarah is a great leader to take us forward.”

As executive chairman, Weston retains senior executive oversight of Loblaw’s long-term strategy, while applying greater attention to a broader transformation strategy at parent company George Weston Ltd. where he is chairman and chief executive officer.


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