As of Jun 16, 2018, there were 2,418 stores systemwide across Canada, including 551 company-operated stores, 532 franchised food stores and 1,335 franchised drug stores.

In fiscal 2017, the company closed 12 net Loblaw stores, systemwide, and opened 5 net Shoppers Drug Marts. All Joe Fresh stores in the US were closed in fiscal 2016. During the first half of fiscal 2018, the company closed 10 net Loblaw stores, systemwide, and opened 1 net Shoppers Drug Marts.

As of year-end, 72% of corporate real estate was owned and 48% of franchise real estate was owned. Corporate stores average 63,700 square feet and franchise stores average 30,500 square feet. Drug stores average approximately 13,800 square feet.

Store growth-0.3%0.1%-0.2%-0.6%129.3%1.2%
Total gross square feet (M)70,20070,30070,20069,90070,00051,900
Total gross square feet growth0.1%0.1%0.4%-0.1%34.9%0.8%
Avg store gross sq ft29,00029,00029,00028,80028,60048,700
Avg store gross sq ft growth0.4%0.0%0.6%0.5%-41.2%-0.5%

Notes:Includes company-operated and franchised stores; reflects the acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart in Q2 2014