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Review of The North West Company

JUL 06, 2023 - NWC operates as a retailer focusing on rural and developing regions such as northern Canada, rural Alaska, the Caribbean, etc. The company is one of the longest retail enterprises in the world with its roots tracing back more than 200 years, selling a variety of goods such as food, apparel, appliances, etc. in combination with services like post offices, pharmacies, quick-service prepared food, etc. NWC consistently maintains market share, and at the same time grows sales per square foot, expanding operating margins over the years while competing with larger and more well-capitalized competitors. Rating initiated at B.

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