Zehrs Flyer is a food distributor headquartered in Southwestern, Ontario, Canada.
Controls, a subsidiary of Loblaw Companies Limited, has stores in more than 60 locations across Canada. The first store opened in 1950 by Emory Zehr and his son in Kitchener, Ontario.
Roblow has three different types of stores in Southwest Ontario: Zehrs Flyer Markets, Zehrs Food Plus, and Real Canadian Superstore.
Loblaw Companies Limited and Zehrs Flyer
Loblaw Companies Limited – Canada’s largest grocery retail chain. At the same time, the largest retail chain and the largest employer in Canada.
Loblaw sells food to nearly 1,900 large, affiliated self-service stores with various names on the account of Loblaw, and it strictly supervises 9,000 small stores. Loblaw boasts the highest annual sales figures – at $ 30 billion. (2007). It employs (including part-time jobs) over 130,000. people.
It uses the regional names of its subsidiaries in various provinces: Westfair Foods (Western Canada and Northern Ontario), National Grocers (Southern Ontario) and Atlantic Wholesalers Ltd. (Atlantic Provinces).
There is no store under the Loblaw name, 68 supermarkets (mainly in Ontario and Quebec) under the Loblaws brand, and all the rest are stores of subordinate chains that have kept their old signs, e.g. Dominion, Maxie & Cie, Zehrs, Fortinos, SuperValu, Freshmart, No Frills, Indepentent. In these stores, the customer will find a variety of products and two own Loblawa brands – no name and President’s Choice, which distinguish goods manufactured exclusively.