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Agropur to shut Monteregie fine cheese plant

A Quebec cheese plant formerly known as a top maker of Camembert- and Brie-type cheeses is set to shut permanently in April after five years under Agropur’s ownership. Quebec-based Agropur, North America’s biggest dairy co-operative, announced Friday it will start winding down operations at its Saint-Damase cheese plant in January ahead of the April 2019 […] Read more

Soup maker Baxters sells Canadian arm

The Canadian business of Scottish soup and condiment maker Baxters Food Group is back in Canadian hands, including private, public and labour-sponsored Quebec investors. Provincial venture capital firm Investissement Quebec and labour-sponsored Fonds de solidarite FTQ and Fondaction announced Tuesday they would each put up $8 million, plus an unspecified amount from investors led by […] Read more


Olymel to consolidate ham work next fall

The meat packing arm of Quebec’s La Coop federee plans to shut down major ham lines at one of its further-processing plants in the province next year, cutting up to 340 jobs. Olymel said Friday it will halt ham deboning at its St-Hyacinthe plant in September 2017, eliminating 340 positions. Ham deboning work, until now […] Read more