Saputo is a Canada-based dairy company. Founded by Giuseppe Saputo in 1954, Saputo is a public company, listed on the Torronto Stock Exchange as SAP. The head office for Saputo is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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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 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.
Two of the bidders for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory have this week made fresh offers for the Australian dairy. The focus now moves to the third suitor - Canadian dairy giant Saputo, which has long coveted an entry into the market and is eyeing the business as a way into Asia.
Dean Foods said an expected increased savings in the fourth quarter and into 2014 will help offset volume deleveraging from its lost business.
The battle to acquire Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory has evolved into a complex series of tactical manoeuvres that could make Sun Tzu's The Art of War seem like light reading. Since the first takeover approach was announced, the tussle for WCB has seen industry majors Saputo, Murray Goulburn and Bega Cheese competing for ownership of the Australian dairy. With the stakes high, it is clear that it is all still to play for. Katy Askew reports.
Saputo has beefed up its scale through a swathe of acquisitions in recent years and the Canadian dairy company could seal a long-awaited deal to acquire Australia's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. But ambitious Saputo seems unlikely to rest on its laurels. Katy Askew caught up with president and COO Kai Bockmann at this year's Anuga to find out more about Saputo's growth drive.
Saputo has raised its offer to minority shareholders in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, the Australian firm in which the Canada-based dairy group, holds a majority stake.
Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, is to cut jobs from its domestic operations in a bid to "improve operational efficiency" in a "low-growth and competitive market".
Canada-based dairy group Saputo has reported increased earnings for the first nine months of its financial year as higher sales volumes, recent M&A and improvements in efficiency offset lower global prices for cheese and dairy ingredients.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory has backed an offer from majority owner Saputo that would see the Canadian dairy giant take full control of the Australian group.
Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has said chief financial officer and secretary Louis-Philippe Carrière is to retire in August after 30 years with the company.
Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has reported higher first-half profits, helped by lower costs but also volume-driven improvements in sales.
Canadian dairy processors have expressed their concern regarding the imposition of another increase in the minimum price they must pay for butter and skimmed milk powder
Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has sold a plant in the US to local dairy ingredients group Milk Specialties Global.
Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has reported higher first-quarter sales and profits, helped by increased revenues in its domestic market and in the US.
Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has posted lower annual profits, although it said revenues and underlying earnings rose year-on-year.
Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has announced Kai Bockmann, the president and COO of its international division will move up to take the same roles across the business.
Canadian dairy group Saputo plans to close three production facilities in its home market in a bid to improve efficiency.
Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has reported higher profits for the first nine months of the financial year after an improved third quarter offset lower earnings in the first six months of the period.
Lower international selling prices combined with higher raw material costs have hit Saputo's profits for the first six months of its financial year.
Nestle's "advanced" talks to put the bulk of its ice cream business into a venture with the UK's R&R Ice Cream was the week's stand-out M&A story, while regulatory developments - the TPP trade deal, food safety rules in China and US dietary guidelines - caught the eye elsewhere.
Saputo has moved to enhance its position in speciality cheese in North America with the purchase of Canada-based Woolwich Dairy for C$80m (US$61.2m).
Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has booked lower first-quarter sales and earnings, hit by lower selling prices in export markets and a decline in its domestic dairy ingredients sector.
Canadian dairy group Saputo booked higher full-year sales and earnings thanks to the contribution from recently-acquired Australian dairy firm Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory.
This week, the spotlight on the relationships between suppliers and retailers turned to Australia, where a new code of conduct is to be set up. Meanwhile, Spain's anti-trust watchdog fined 11 dairy companies over alleged price collusion. A series of M&A deals this week included Dr Oetker's move for European frozen cake maker Coppenrath & Wiese. And our latest management briefing analysed the opportunities for packaged food manufacturers in the US foodservice market.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory - the Australian arm of Canadian dairy group Saputo - has struck a deal to acquire the everyday cheese business of Lion Pty Ltd for approximately A$137.5m (US$107.1m).
Saputo has booked higher nine-month sales and earnings as the Canada-based dairy group benefited from higher cheese and butter prices in the US, as well its acquisition of Australian business Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory.
Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has reached an agreement to buy Saputo's bakery business for C$120m.
Canadian dairy giant Saputo has reported higher half-year profits on the back of its acquisition of Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory and improvements from its US business.
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