13 February 2014
Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has reported higher annual sales and EBITDA, insisting it was able to grow in a market where competition, it said, has been "at a rarely seen level".
10 February 2014
Canadian dairy giant Saputo is expanding apace internationally as it looks to offset domestic challenges with growth overseas. The group is expanding capacity in Argentina, has taken majority ownership of Australia's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory in Australia and is hungry for more international M&A. Katy Askew reports.
25 November 2013
Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has struck another deal to buy a local firm - this time Quebec brie and camembert maker Fromagerie Damafro.
19 November 2013
Canadian dairy group Agropur has snapped up own-label and ingredients supplier M. Larivée International.
26 July 2013
Canadian dairy Agropur has made another acquisition with the purchase of British Columbian ice cream maker Coast Mountain Dairy.
24 June 2013
Canadian dairy group Agropur has announced it will cut 45 jobs as it integrates the activities of Farmers Co-operative Dairy after the merger between the two companies.
24 June 2013
Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur has acquired Nova Scotia-based Cook's Dairy for an undisclosed sum.
15 February 2013
Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has booked what it claimed are "remarkable" annual financial results, with higher sales and core earnings.
12 February 2013
Canadian dairy cooperatives Agropur and Farmers Co-operative Dairy plan to merge their operations.
3 December 2012
Last week, just-food spoke with ConAgra's president of sales Doug Knudsen in the wake of the company's deal to acquire Ralcorp. Other deals this week have included the purchase of Metro Group's eastern European operations by Auchan, while Ahold outlined progress on its "six strategic pillars" strategy at its Capital Markets day in the US.
29 November 2012
Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has announced what it says it is largest-ever capex programme in the US.
11 October 2012
Canadian yoghurt firm Ultima Foods has announced plans to expand its plant in the eastern city of Granby.
21 August 2012
Canadian dairy group Ultima Foods, which produces Yoplait under licence for the local market, has launched its own yoghurt brand.
14 May 2012
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King this week welcomed moves from its UK retail rivals to invest in product quality and service after the retailer reported an increase in annual underlying profits.
9 May 2012
Canadian dairy co-ops Agropur and Agrifoods have signed a deal to continue making Yoplait products through their joint venture Ultima Foods following a dispute over the production and operation of the brand.
9 February 2012
Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur has hailed its "best performance in its history" as sales jumped on the back of higher exports and improved US dairy prices.
2 February 2012
Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has named director and consumer goods veteran Robert Coallier as its new chief executive.
23 December 2010
Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur has acquired US functional foods producer Main Street Ingredients.
13 December 2010
Agropur's fine cheese division has opened a Boursin production line as part of the Canadian dairy-cop's contract with the brand's owner, French dairy giant Groupe Bel.
9 September 2010
Agropur, Canada's largest dairy co-op, is to stop production at a site in Ontario to improve its competitiveness.
4 December 2009
Once again, Kraft Foods' pursuit of Cadbury grabbed your attention this week and the US food giant has filed its offer documents to the Dairy Milk maker's shareholders. United Biscuits and Nestle have revealed plans to expand further in India, while in another emerging market, Russia, X5 Retail Group defied the country's gloomy economy with its own plans for expansion. Meanwhile, retail giant Delhaize announced a "new game plan", designed to cut costs, boost profits and drive its business in markets from Greece to Indonesia. These are the top ten stories on just-food this week.
3 December 2009
Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has acquired Iowa-based Green Meadows Foods, a cheese factory located in the US.
29 September 2009
Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur hopes to expand its presence in the US following the acquisition of Farmland Daries' Grand Rapids facility.
29 September 2009
Canadian Dairy cooperative Agropur has announded the closure of its processing facility in Drummondville.
17 December 2008
Canada's largest dairy cooperative Agropur has signed an agreement to acquire Minnesota-based Schroeder Company in a bid to build its US operations.
28 October 2008
Canada's largest dairy cooperative Agropur has appointed Benoit Gagnon to the position of executive vice president for global development.
17 March 2008
Canada's largest dairy cooperative Agropur has acquired Drummondville-based dairy Laiterie Lamothe for an undisclosed sum.
1 February 2008
Canada’s largest dairy cooperative Agropur is to buy US cheese producer Trega Foods in order to pursue its expansion south of the border.