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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