Corporation(1973–1974) is a behind-the-scenes look at an iconic Canadian business, guided by its president, Sam Steinberg, who offers observations and reminiscences about his company’s 50-year history. “A company can’t stand still,” he says, “it must grow.” Viewers can witness the rise of Steinberg’s from grocery store to major supermarket chain in this seven-part documentary series.
This full-length documentary is the 7th and final part of Corporation, a film series about the inner workings of the Steinberg supermarket chain. This installment documents a 3-day conference held in the corporation's lodge north of Montreal. There, faced with the stepping down of Sam Steinberg as president, ambitious top-level executives thrash out their differences on matters of corporation policy and objectives. But who will replace Mr. Sam, the man who built the business? Sprinkled with Sam Steinberg's reminiscences and reflections on business, full of insights into the workings of a large corporation and clashes of interest and character, the film presents an unusually close view of a struggle for position and power.