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Premium Brands set to buy three meat processors

A pair of Ontario meat processors with “iconic” brands in Canada are among four firms to be picked up on the most recent shopping expedition by specialty food firm Premium Brands. Vancouver-based Premium announced Friday it will pay a total of $227 million in cash, shares and promissory notes for four companies: Concord Premium Meats, […] Read more

Premium Brands buys up Ontario meat processors

Specialty food firm Premium Brands’ plans to build a “protein platform” in Ontario now include a pair of processors offering bacon, burgers, ribs, steaks and chicken. The Vancouver company announced Thursday it has bought Skilcor Food Products of Brampton, just over a week after closing a deal for Leadbetter Foods of Orillia. Financial terms of […] Read more

Premium Brands buys Toronto burger processor

Toronto custom burger maker Belmont Meats has become the latest subsidiary of Vancouver food processing firm Premium Brands. Premium Brands, which owns assorted processing and distribution businesses across Western Canada, Ontario and the U.S., on Thursday announced it has paid $50 million – $49.2 million in cash and $800,000 in Premium common shares — for […] Read more

Fletcher’s brand returns to Premium Brands

The Vancouver food processing firm formerly known as Fletcher’s Fine Foods is set to buy back the namesake brand it sold in 2004. Premium Brands, which rebranded in 2000 and sold its U.S.-based Fletcher’s Fine Foods bacon and sausage business to Sofina Foods, announced Monday it will buy the Fletcher’s U.S. business and assets for […] Read more

Premium Brands buys meat supplier C+C

Montreal meat distributor and processor C+C Packing is set to become a new eastern arm for Vancouver food firm Premium Brands. Premium Brands last Tuesday announced a $146 million cash-and-stock deal to buy C+C and its in-house processing arm Premier Meat Packers. The company supplies fresh and frozen meats to grocery chains, the hotel and […] Read more