The North West Company Inc. (NWC), formerly North West Company Fund, through its subsidiaries, is a retailer of food and everyday products and services. NWC operates in two segments: Canadian Operations and International Operations. The International segment consists of wholly owned subsidiaries operating in the continental United States, Caribbean and South Pacific. The Company's Canadian operations include 123 Northern stores; 36 Giant Tiger junior discount stores; seven NorthMart stores; 12 Quickstop convenience stores; one Valu Lots clearance center; one Solo Market store; one NorthMart Drug Store; Crescent Multi Foods; two North West Company Fur Marketing, and the Inuit Art Marketing Service. NWC's International operations include 30 AC Value Centers; three Quickstop convenience stores; Pacific Alaska Wholesale; 12 Cost-U-Less warehouse stores, and one Island Fresh Supermarket. On January 1, 2011, the North West Company Fund completed its conversion to a corporation.