George Weston Ltd is a holding company that is engaged in food processing and distribution business. It operates through two segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, and holds cash, short term investments and a direct investment in Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (Choice Properties). The Loblaw segment, which is operated by Loblaw Companies Limited includes retail businesses, a bank and Choice Properties. Loblaw offers grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, retail banking, credit card services, insurance and wireless mobile products and services. Choice Properties owns, develops and manages income producing commercial properties. The Weston Foods operating segment includes a bakery business in Canada and frozen, artisan bakery and biscuit businesses throughout North America. The Weston Foods segment is operated in Canada by Weston Foods (Canada) Inc. and its subsidiaries, and in the United States by Weston Foods US, Inc. and its subsidiaries.