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Lactalis to buy Agropur’s yogurt business

Deal to include two processing plants, major yogurt brands

Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur has reached a deal to sell its yogurt processing business and plants to the Canadian arm of French dairy giant Groupe Lactalis. The deal, as announced Thursday, will include Agropur’s plants at Granby, Que. and Delta, B.C. plus the operations at a distribution centre it leases at Longueuil, Que. Financial terms […] Read more













Parmalat Canada plans to consolidate its Quebec cheese manufacturing at its Lactantia plant in Victoriaville, shown here. (Parmalat.com)

Parmalat to shut Quebec mozza plant

The Canadian arm of Italian dairy giant Parmalat plans to close a mozzarella processing plant near Montreal and consolidate its Quebec cheesemaking work at one major facility. Parmalat said Thursday it will close its plant at Marieville, about 40 km east of Montreal, at the end of September. A new production line for mozzarella will […] Read more