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July 18, 2014

A fourth-gen of George Weston Limited, the Canadian branch of the Weston family empire, has been promoted to the role of president at its supermarket subsidary Loblaws.

A fourth-gen of George Weston Limited, the Canadian branch of the Weston family empire, has been promoted to the role of president at its supermarket subsidary Loblaws.

Galen G Weston takes over from non-family predecessor Vicente Trius, who will return to Brazil for family reasons.

The Thursday reshuffle comes amid a string of acquisitions by the Weston family, who own 63% of Loblaws through George Weston Limited, including the $12.4 billion (€9.2 billion) acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart this year.

March 2, 2012

One is arguably the most famous family in the world, the other a high profile business family. And both came together recently for a spot of tea.

One is arguably the most famous family in the world, the other a high profile business family. And both came together recently for a spot of tea.

The UK’s royal family, represented by the Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall, popped round to Fortnum & Mason, the London retailer controlled by the Weston family, where they sampled some of the delights on offer.

January 30, 2012

What happens when a family-controlled business moves into an iconic building? It appears the answer is that history comes alive. Or at least that was the case for Canada-based Loblaw Companies, which recently took over Maple Leaf Gardens, once home to hockey team the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

What happens when a family-controlled business moves into an iconic building? It appears the answer is that history comes alive. Or at least that was the case for Canada-based Loblaw Companies, which recently took over Maple Leaf Gardens, once home to hockey team the Toronto Maple Leafs.

November 7, 2011

Galen Weston and his sister Camilla Dalglish have stepped down from their director roles at Fortnum & Mason, the family business their father purchased in 1951. 

Galen Weston and his sister Camilla Dalglish have stepped down from their director roles at Fortnum & Mason, the family business their father purchased in 1951.

Weston had been a director of Fortnum’s, a department store and luxury grocers based in London, since 1991.

A company spokeswoman told CampdenFB that the siblings had retired, but refused to comment on whether the move was an attempt to reduce family influence at the business.

August 18, 2011

The ability to plan for long-term growth and an emphasis on stewardship is helping the UK’s biggest family businesses, such as Associated British Food, to achieve strong growth, despite the tough economic conditions, according to the Institute for Family Businesses. 

The ability to plan for long-term growth and an emphasis on stewardship is helping the UK’s biggest family businesses, such as Associated British Food, to achieve strong growth, despite the tough economic conditions, according to the Institute for Family Businesses.

New research released by the IFB, a lobby group promoting family businesses in the UK, shows that sales in the top 10 British family-run companies soared by 10.2% last year.

August 15, 2011

The Weston family-controlled company Wittington Investments has paid out a £73 million (€82.7 million) dividend, with the majority expected to go to good causes.

The Weston family-controlled company Wittington Investments has paid out a £73 million (€82.7 million) dividend, with the majority expected to go to good causes.

A spokesman for Wittington, which is 79% owned by the family's Garfield Weston Foundation and 21% owned by members of the Weston family, confirmed that the company saw its revenues rise by 9.9 per cent to £10.3 billion in the year to September 2010.

September 13, 2010

Associated British Foods, the food and retail group owned by the Weston family, announced 13 September that trading for the second half had risen substantially and that it expected strong full-year results for the year ending 18 September.

Associated British Foods, the food and retail group owned by the Weston family, announced 13 September that trading for the second half had risen substantially and that it expected strong full-year results for the year ending 18 September.

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