VICTORIA, July 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Agropur Cooperative is pleased to
announce that it has reached an agreement to purchase British
Columbia's Coast Mountain Dairy, an important ice cream producer in
Chilliwack, as of August 1, 2013. Coast Mountain Dairy has been
producing ice cream since 1997 and is the maker of SARA'S OLD FASHIONED
premium ice cream, MOUNTAIN PRIDE premium line of ice creams and ARCTIC
STAR, the economy line of ice cream and frozen desserts.
"We are very pleased with this acquisition," said Agropur CEO, Robert
Coallier. Coast Mountain Dairy is very well known in Chilliwack. "The
acquisition sees us add quality frozen products to our Island Farms
selection, as well as continue to offer clients locally produced
superior ice cream products and expand Agropur's offering in this
sector of activities in British-Columbia," concluded Robert Coallier.
Founded in 1938, Agropur is an important player in the North American
dairy industry. With sales of $3.8 billion, the Cooperative is a source
of pride for its 3,400 dairy producer owners and 6,000 employees.
Agropur processes more than 3.3 billion litres of milk per year in its
28 plants across Canada and the United States, and boasts an impressive
line of products that includes such prestigious brands as Natrel,
Québon, OKA, Farmers, Central Dairies, Sealtest, Island Farms, Agropur
Grand Cheddar, Olympic and iögo. Visit www.agropur.com
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