Production and distribution of Yoplait to continue and grow across
GRANBY, QC, May 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Yoplait and Ultima Foods
announced today they have successfully reached an agreement that
amicably resolves questions between the two companies.
Ultima Foods, a joint venture of the two largest dairy cooperatives in
Canada, Agropur and Agrifoods International, agreed to produce Yoplait
brand products for General Mills Canada in Ultima's Granby, Quebec
plant. General Mills Canada will market, distribute and sell Yoplait
brand products across Canada. "Yoplait is a brand leader in Canada,
with a long history of quality and innovation," said Dave Homer,
President, General Mills Canada. "General Mills Canada is proud to
continue this tradition. We will leverage Yoplait's global innovation
pipeline to bring new offerings to the marketplace that will excite
"We look forward to working with Ultima in this new agreement," added
Homer, "and to continuing to grow the Yoplait brand."
Headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Yoplait is the second
largest brand in the global yogurt market. Jointly owned by General
Mills and Sodiaal, a leading French dairy cooperative, Yoplait brand
products are marketed in more than 70 countries around the world.
About General Mills Canada
With iconic brands such as Cheerios, Nature Valley, Old El Paso and
Pillsbury, and new businesses like Yoplait and Liberté, General Mills
Canada is one of the country's leading food companies.
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