Friday, January 21, 2011

Corporate profile

Canadian Tire Corporation offers goods and services that meet life’s everyday needs. They are a proud Canadian company employing 58,000 people under one of the nation’s most-trusted brands, the iconic red triangle.
Canadian Tire’s competitive advantage is created through the power of these five businesses, which exemplify there vision to create sustainable growth by being a national champion and Canada's most trusted company. They will grow from there strengths – leveraging there brands, core capabilities, assets and extraordinary people.
Canadian Tire will now channel its efforts to its core business – Canadian Tire Retail – as the main engine of They are focused on delivering excellence in value, customer service and innovation.
Canadian Tire Retail (CTR) is Canadian Tire’s core business and one of  Canada’s most-shopped general merchandise retailers with 482 stores across the country serving over 180 million customers a year. CTR is the Canadian market leader in each of its three main product divisions: Automotive, Home and Leisure. CTR stores are operated by Dealers who are independent business owners.
PartSource is a chain of 26 franchise and 61 corporate specialty automotive stores staffed by experts catering to serious do-it- yourselfers and professional installers.By enhancing our breadth of capabilities and reaching a broader spectrum of automotive customers, PartSource plays a critical role in reinvigorating our focus on the automotive sector.
Canadian Tire Financial Services Limited ("CTFSL") is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited and is primarily engaged in marketing and promoting Canadian Tire branded financial products and services. CTFSL is the parent company of Canadian Tire Bank. Canadian Tire Bank issues the Canadian Tire Options® MasterCard®, among other credit cards, with currently over 4 million accounts. The Options MasterCard is accepted at over 24 million locations worldwide, and offers Canada's oldest and most recognized loyalty program, Canadian Tire 'Money' On The Card®. In addition, Canadian Tire Bank offers high interest savings accounts, tax free savings accounts and GICs and CTFSL operates the Canadian Tire Roadside Assistance® program.  
Canadian Tire Petroleum (Petroleum) is one of Canada’s largest independent gasoline retailers with 272 agent operated gas bars, 267 convenience stores and kiosks and 73 car washes. Petroleum builds customer loyalty by distributing Canadian Tire ‘Money’® to use in CTR stores and supports the growth of Financial Services creditcards.
Mark’s Work Wearhouse® (Mark’s), known as L’Équipeur® in Quebec, is one of Canada’s leading apparel retailers with 378 stores across Canada. Under the Clothes That Work® banner, Mark’s sells men’s and women’s work, work related, casual and active-wear clothing and footwear as well as health care and business-to-business apparel. 

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