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George Weston Ltd. WN-T reported a smaller loss in its fourth quarter compared with a year ago as its revenue edged higher.

The company, which owns a majority stake in Loblaw Cos. Ltd. L-T and a large stake in Choice Properties REIT CHP-UN-T, says its net loss available to common shareholders from continuing operations amounted to $38-million or 30 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec. 31.

The result compared with a loss of $114-million or 83 cents per diluted share in the last three months of 2022.

Revenue for the quarter totalled $14.70-billion, up from $14.14-billion a year earlier.

On an adjusted basis, George Weston says it earned $2.51 per diluted share from continuing operations, down from an adjusted profit of $2.59 per diluted share a year earlier.

Chairman and chief executive Galen Weston says George Weston’s operating companies delivered strong and consistent operating and financial results in the fourth quarter.

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