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Canadian dairy giant Saputo is expanding apace internationally as it looks to offset domestic challenges with growth overseas. The group is...

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just-food interview part 2: Agropur CEO 29 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Few food companies, if any, have been as acquisitive as Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur in recent quarters. And the group's M&A activity appears to have picked up since CEO Robert Coallier joined the business in 2012. In part two of the latest just-food interview, Coallier explains the reasons behind Agropur's appetite.


just-food interview: Agropur CEO Robert Coallier 27 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Acquisitive Canadian dairy co-op Agropur this month finalised its largest deal to date - its purchase of US cheese and dairy ingredients business Davisco Foods International. In part one of a two-part interview, Dean Best speaks to Agropur CEO Robert Coallier about the company's most recent transaction.

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Agropur FY below expectations despite record sales 16 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Agropur CEO Robert Coallier has said the Canadian dairy co-operative's annual results missed the company's expectations despite record sales.


2014's most-read interviews on just-food 18 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Our interviews with senior United Biscuits executives - in the year the company's owners agreed to sell the UK snack maker to Turkey's Yildiz Holding - featured highly on the list of 2014's most-clicked interviews on just-food. Interviews with the CEOs of the UK's Premier Foods and Canada's Agropur, as well as the CFOs of Arla Foods and Brazil's BRF were also popular as we continued to gain access to some of the industry's leading lights.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 1 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 1 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Fonterra this week made a significant move to boost its business in China, a market that has been problematic for the world's largest dairy exporter. We analysed the group's latest foray, a venture with infant formula producer Beingmate. Elsewhere, dairy dominated our coverage, with news of Parmalat closing in on an acquisition in Brazil and Emmi's surprise profit warning. Canadian dairy giant Agropur also featured on our interview pages, when CEO Robert Coallier sat down with us to discuss the co-op's recent M&A.


M&A-hungry dairy co-op Agropur in Davisco deal 23 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Acquisitive Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has pounced again, with a deal for Davisco Foods International's dairy-processing assets in the US, Europe and China.

Company research

Agropur Cooperative Ltd in Packaged Food (Canada)

Agropur Cooperative Ltd in Packaged Food (Canada)

Agropur Cooperative Ltd is looking to maintain and grow its share in an increasingly competitive and consolidated dairy market through mergers and acquisitions. Its pace of acquisitions accelerated in...

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Dairy in Canada

Dairy in Canada

Dairy in Canada industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains descriptions...

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Global Dairy Food Market: Merger and Acquisitions July 2014

Global Dairy Food Market: Merger and Acquisitions July 2014

Synopsis The report provides a review of the mergers and acquisitions (M&As), partnering deals, and agreements entered into by companies active in the global dairy food market during July 2014. Summa...

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