LONGUEUIL, QC, June 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Agropur Cooperative is
pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to purchase Cook's
Dairy, the leading milk brand in Southwest Nova Scotia. Cook's Dairy
has been processing and selling milk and other dairy products for 85
years and this acquisition will help strengthen Agropur's leadership in
the milk and cream category in Nova Scotia.
"We have been thinking about the future of Cook's Dairy for a long
time", says Don Cook, Cook's Dairy General Manager, "and now is the
right time to sell our dairy. We are honoured and humbled by the strong
support our customers have shown us over the years, making Cook's Dairy
a household name in Southwest Nova Scotia." While the ownership is
changing, I know our legacy will live on thanks to the values of the
Canadian Cooperative that is Agropur".
"Agropur is very committed to supporting a strong dairy industry in
Canada and the Cook's Dairy acquisition brings us closer to our
objective, furthers our strategy to give us a greater reach in this
region, as well as deepens our market presence and product variety,"
said Agropur Cooperative CEO, Robert Coallier. "I am pleased that Don
and Randy Cook have agreed to stay with us and participate to the
future development of Agropur in the Atlantic region."
Cook's Dairy produces 2.7 million litres of fluid milk and other dairy
products each year. Cook's is the leading brand of milk in the
Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne counties area.
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 3,404 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 and iögo. Visit www.agropur.com
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