Agri-Marché proud to be ranked among Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies

SAINT-ISIDORE, QC, April 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Agri-Marché, animal nutrition leader and subsidiary of Groupe Brochu, is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. This national program was established in 1993 to recognize the merits of Canadian companies that are using world-class business practices and creating value through innovation. Nominations for the award are evaluated by an independent jury that assesses how companies meet a range of business challenges including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, use of assets and development of basic skills, development of information systems and recruitment of talent to promote growth. The program's sponsors include Deloitte and CIBC.

"I am honoured and very proud that Agri-Marché has been recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. This award reflects the extraordinary commitment of our employees and partners and the confidence of our loyal customers. Agri-Marché listens to its customers, which means that we never stop innovating and we stay in touch with the needs of agricultural producers. To reach the highest level of business excellence in Canada takes the concerted efforts of each and every one of us and I feel privileged to belong to such a dynamic and solid team. This high-profile award also recognizes and confirms our leadership position in animal nutrition," said Patrice Brochu, President of Agri-Marché.

"To succeed in today's world, companies must be guided by their values, must innovate and must have a solid and dedicated team," commented Deloitte partner René Forgues. "The outstanding abilities of the Agri-Marché team and its unremitting efforts to keep in close touch with farm producers have put it among the 2013 winners of the Canada's Best Managed Companies program."

Agri-Marché was honoured at the annual Best Managed gala on April 1 in Toronto.

About Agri-Marché
Agri-Marché is an animal nutrition leader. With over 400 employees, the private company, founded in 1913, is a subsidiary of Groupe Brochu, with operations in Quebec and Ontario. It operates feed mills that produce grain for dairy, poultry and swine producers. It also offers purchasing, consignment, storage, drying, cleaning, sale and marketing services for various sorts of grains, and operates a fully automated 24-7 grain transshipment centre. Agri-Marché operates research farms, poultry and swine breeding farms, as well as specialized agricultural hardware stores under the RONA L'Outilleur banner. Inspired by a constant drive to innovate, its experienced team focuses on meeting the needs of the marketplace by listening to the concerns of agricultural producers. Last year Agri-Marché celebrated its 100th anniversary. For more information, visit www.agri-marche.com.

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