The North West Company Inc. (NWC) is a retailer to underserved rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in northern Canada, western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. Its stores offer products and services with an emphasis on food. NWC operates in two segments: Canadian Operations and International Operations. The Canadian operations operate through its subsidiary, The North West Company LP. and it includes 126 Northern stores, 34 Giant Tiger junior discount stores, seven NorthMart stores, 12 Quickstop convenience stores, one Valu Lots clearance center, one Solo Market test store, one Drug Store, Crescent Multi Foods and two North West Company Fur Marketing outlets. Its International operations operate through The North West Company (International) Inc. and its Cost-U-Less, Inc. subsidiaries., and its operations include 30 AC Value Centers, three Quickstop convenience stores, Pacific Alaska Wholesale, 12 Cost-U-Less and one Island Fresh Supermarket.