Becker's

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Becker Milk Company, Limited
Type Public
Traded as TSXBEK.B
Founded 1957 (1957)
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Products Real estate

Becker Milk Company, Limited is a real estate investment company, best known for its former dairy and convenience store businesses. Becker Milk Company was founded in 1957 in Toronto.

Convenience Stores[edit]

Becker's Milk was a franchised chain of convenience stores in Ontario, Canada. The company owned 74 retail stores and 91 franchised locations before being sold to Mac's. The Founders of Beckers were Frank Bazos and Robert W Lowe Sr.

The Ultramar gas station sign displaying the Becker's logo of the store located at the location.

Dairy[edit]

Becker Milk products included:

  • milk
  • cream
  • fruit juices
  • soda pop (cola, grape, cream soda, ginger ale, root beer)
  • popsicles (chocolate, banana)
  • ice cream

Rush[edit]

The progressive rock group Rush listed Becker's Chocolate Milk in the "Special Thanks" section on many of their albums.

Asset sale to Silcorp[edit]

The assets of Becker's were acquired by Silcorp, parent company of rival Mac's Convenience Stores in November 1996. Becker's continues operation as a property owner. Silcorp itself was acquired by Alimentation Couche-Tard in April 1999. Since that merger, the Becker's name has been retired, as Couche-Tard focuses on its core Mac's banner. The Becker's flower is now part of the Daisy Mart banner, an independent network of stores affiliated with Mac's in Ontario.

Milk products under the Becker's trade name were sold in Becker's, Mac's, Mike's Mart, and Winks locations until May 2006.

Rebirth[edit]

In November 2013, an Oakville, Ontario store formerly branded as Mac's, has been branded with the Becker's banners on the storeface, street sign & window clings. The store still carries the Mac's brands, such as Froster's slush drink.[citation needed]

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