Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) is among the largest food, grocery, general merchandise, and pharmacy retailers in Canada. It owns corporate and franchise supermarkets operating in 22 regional and market segment banners, as well as pharmacies, banking and apparel. Key banners include Loblaws, No Frills, Maxi, Shoppers Drug Mart, President's Choice and No Name. Loblaw also has a financial-services business wing, which provides guaranteed investment certificates and credit card services. It operates its PC Optimum loyalty program. The firm's controlling shareholder is George Weston Limited, which owns 52% of the equity.