Loblaw announces completion of the acquisition of T&T Supermarket, Canada's largest Asian food retailer

09/28/2009
    BRAMPTON, ON, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited ("Loblaw") (TSX:
L) announced today that its subsidiary, Loblaws Inc., completed the
acquisition of T&T Supermarket Inc. ("T&T"), which was previously announced
on July 24, 2009.

About Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited ("Loblaw"), a subsidiary of George Weston
Limited, is Canada's largest food distributor and a leading provider of
drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is
one of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000
corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its
franchisees employ over 139,000 full-time and part-time employees. Loblaw
banners include: Loblaws, Loblaw Great Food, Zehrs, Zehrs Great Food,
Fortinos, Real Canadian Superstore, Loblaw Superstore, valu-mart, Your
Independent Grocer, Atlantic Superstore, Maxi, Maxi & Cie, no frills,
Provigo, Extra Foods and more. Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw
is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range
of products and services to meet the everyday household demands of Canadian
consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and value of its food
offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private) label program,
including the unique President's Choice(R), no name(R) and Joe Fresh
Style(R)brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers
President's Choice Financial(R) services and offers the PC(R) points loyalty
program.

About T&T Supermarket

T&T Supermarket Inc. ("T&T"), headquartered in Richmond, British
Columbia, is Canada's largest Asian food retailer with 17 stores throughout
the country. T&T strives to provide Asian families with their favourite and
familiar foods, while introducing the wide variety of Asian cuisine to
Canada's multicultural society. T&T's core value is freshness, delivered
through signature departments such as its in-house bakery, live seafood
department, Asian gourmet deli, and an immense selection of fresh produce and
grocery items from around the world.
For further information: Loblaw Companies Limited, Inge van den Berg, Senior
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, (905) 459-2500, investor@loblaw.ca or
pr@loblaw.ca; T&T Supermarket, Herman Poon, Public Relations and
Administration Manager, (604) 276-9889, Ext 8611,
hermanpoon@tntsupermarket.com