Peter McLaughlin
President, Emerging Business
Loblaw Companies Limited

Current Co-owner and President, Anne of Green Gables Chocolates, Moo Moo Grilled Cheesery and Lucky Fox Snack Co., fulfilling a life-long dream of being a food entrepreneur and working with these three great companies.  

Past President, Interbake Foods-Weston Biscuit, a great pleasure to have worked for the parent company of Loblaws (George Weston Ltd) for two years, with the senior leadership team at Interbake Foods-Weston Biscuit which is one of the leading North American private label and contract producers of biscuits, crackers, baked dairy products and filling equipment.  This position was international in nature and fulfilled manufacturing capabilities across the United States, Canada and Costa Rica, selling to over 25 countries around the world.

Past President, Emerging Business, Loblaw Companies Limited.   In this 20-year role of a lifetime, Peter oversaw the development, strategy and operations of the Wholesale, Gas, Liquor and Tobacco business, T&T Supermarkets as well as the Loblaw’s Multicultural and Loblaws Service Centers of Excellence. Joining Loblaw in 1994 as a Category Manager for Grocery, Peter has worked in roles of increasing responsibility in both merchandising and operations. In September 2002 he became Sr. Director for Meat and Bakery Merchandising and in 2005 went on to become VP Merchandising for the Real Canadian Wholesale Club banner.  In June of 2007 he served as the SVP of the National Wholesale division and in June 2009 Peter became SVP for the Deli, HMR and Bakery business unit. In January 2011 Peter went on to become SVP of the Wholesale, Gas, Liquor and Tobacco business unit, then in January 2012 EVP of Emerging Business. His role as of April 2014 was President, Emerging Business. Peter is skilled at simplifying complex situations to create a more profitable and viable business, as demonstrated when he restructured the company’s various wholesale business. Through his experience working in merchandising and operations Peter conveyed a holistic approach to managing the Emerging Businesses at Loblaw.   Prior to joining Loblaws, Peter worked in Sales and Marketing for Coastal Graphics.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis Xavier University and a Masters of Sports Administration from the University of New Brunswick with a focus in Marketing, Retail/Food Service and Event Management.

Peter is a member of the T&T Supermarket Board of Directors. He was also the founder and chairman of the Brent Garnett Memorial Hockey game.  He is a proud father of three and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children. He also takes pleasure in staying active through running and coaching minor hockey.