Published Monday, February 24, 2020



February 24, 2020, BOCA RATON – The North West Company, a leading retailer, has announced the relocation of its International headquarters to Boca Raton. The North West 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.  With support from the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) and the City of Boca Raton, the new U.S. headquarters has relocated to 5901 Northwest Broken Sound Parkway #500 in a 9,300 sq. ft. office space with 35 employees.

The Business Development Board 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. 

“The City of Boca Raton welcomes The North West Company as it opens a new U.S. headquarters in Boca Raton,” said Mayor Scott Singer, Mayor of Boca Raton.


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About The North West Company
The North West Company is a retailer serving rural communities and urban neighbourhoods in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific and Caribbean. We are committed to helping our customers live better by bringing them the best products and services together with a tradition of community support.

About Business Development Board 
The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is the official public/private economic development organization for Palm Beach County and Enterprise Florida.  Founded in 1982 as a not-for-profit corporation, our primary purpose is to attract and retain new industry, business investment, high quality jobs and workforce development through corporate relocations, expansions and international trade. During the past five years, the BDB has assisted companies that have created more than 12,822 direct jobs with average salaries greater than $69,062, resulting in more than $777 million in capital investment to Palm Beach County and an economic impact that exceeds $6.87 billion.  Additional information can be found at the BDB’s web site,



For more information contact:

Dan McConnell
President, International Retail, The North West Company
P: 561.226.1345 | E: 


Derek Reimer
Director, Business Development, The North West Company
P: 204.934.1469 | E:


Business Development Board Contact:

Kristen Boyd
Vice President, Marketing & Media Relations
P: 561.651.4106  |  E:


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