LONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Agropur Cooperative
announces the acquisition of M. Larivée International inc. (MLI), a
trading house specializing in dairy products and food ingredients.
"We are very pleased with this acquisition," said Serge Riendeau,
Chairman of Agropur. "It will allow us, as a first step, to recreate
the Agropur Export Group and develop international markets with our own
"The acquisition of MLI goes hand in hand with our desire to develop the
export market. MLI's expertise will see us significantly accelerate our
development as well as access very promising markets," said Robert
Coallier, CEO of Agropur.
MLI has employees in Canada and the United States, including owner
Marcel Larivée. He will manage the new Agropur Export Group that will
be integrated to Agropur's Cheese and Ingredients Division.
Founded in 1938, Agropur is an important player in the North American
dairy industry. With sales of nearly $3.8 billion, the Cooperative is a
source of pride for its 3,400 dairy producer owners and 6,100
employees. Agropur processes more than 3.3 billion litres of milk per
year in its 30 plants across North America and boasts an impressive
line of products that includes such prestigious brands as Natrel,
Québon, OKA, Farmers, Central Dairies, Sealtest, Island Farms, Olympic,
Agropur Grand Cheddar and iögo. Visit www.agropur.com
For further information:
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Phone: 514 856-4946