The North West Company Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a retailer of food and everyday products and services to rural and developing in northern Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. The Company's segments include Canada and International. The Canadian segment consists of subsidiaries operating retail stores and complimentary businesses to serve northern Canada. The International segment consists of subsidiaries operating in the continental United States, Caribbean and South Pacific. The Company operates approximately 221 stores under the trading names Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger, Alaska Commercial Company, Cost-U-Less and RiteWay Food Markets. Its subsidiaries include NWC GP Inc., North West Company Holdings Inc., The North West Company LP, NWC (U.S.) Holdings Inc., The North West Company (International) Inc., Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd. and North Star Air Ltd.