Canadian retailer relocates international HQ to Boca

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The North West Company, a leading retailer based in Canada, is calling Boca Raton home.

The company has relocated its international headquarters to a 9,300-square-foot office at 5901 Northwest Broken Sound Parkway.

The office will house 35 employees.

The company provides products and services to underserved rural communities and urban neighborhood markets primarily in Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean.

The Business Development Board said it worked with The North West Company and the City of Boca Raton on expedited permitting for the development of the new space. The BDB also assisted in the relocation of employees and their families with housing, schools, transportation, and other logistics.

From wholesaling to independent stores, The North West Company is known as one of the longest continuing retail enterprises in the world.

Some of its locations in Northern Canada and Alaska have been operating for over 200 years. A typical store offers food, family apparel, housewares, appliances, outdoor products and services such as post offices, income tax return preparation, quick-service prepared food, commercial business sales, money transfers and check cashing.

“The North West Company selected Palm Beach County as a strategic location with access to the many markets it serves. Boca Raton’s location, combined with the local infrastructure, offers an ideal fit for North West’s current and future business plans,” said Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.