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Hatching new ideas – Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

7 Apr 2021

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

Lactalis to acquire Canadian yogurt business Ultima Foods from Agropur

18 Dec 2020

French dairy group Lactalis has moved to acquire a yogurt business in Canada, along with brands and manufacturing facilities.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Coronavirus - Agropur cuts staff levels

3 Apr 2020

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur is putting some non-essential workers on temporarily leave and eliminating other positions as a result of coronavirus.

Agropur launches "organisational review" putting more jobs at risk

7 Nov 2019

Agropur, a Canada-based dairy cooperative, announced it has launched an "organisational review" of its local operations. 

Plans to close Agropur's St. Damase plant to go ahead

22 Oct 2019

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur intends to proceed with plans to close a plant in Quebec after failing to reach an agreement with milk suppliers.

Agropur to close ice cream factory in Quebec

7 Oct 2019

Agropur, the Canada-based dairy cooperative, is consolidating its ice cream operations with the planned closure of a plant in Quebec.

Emile Cordeau promoted to CEO role at Agropur as Robert Coallier retires

4 Oct 2019

Agropur has announced a change in chief executive at the Canada-based dairy and dairy ingredients cooperative.

"It's a matter of staying relevant as a business" - Danone CEO takes lead in new industry push on inequality

28 Aug 2019

Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber is at the forefront of a new, business-led coalition set up to try to tackle inequalities. He explains why industry needs to play a leading role.

Dairy Farmers of America to acquire Agropur facility

18 Dec 2018

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has entered into an agreement with a peer which will see the co-op acquire a facility in St Paul, Minnesota.

Agropur launches dairy accelerator programme in North America

30 Oct 2018

Canada's Agropur is launching a dairy accelerator programme, the latest sizeable food manufacturer to develop such an initiative.

Agropur hints at further changes to goat cheese operation

19 Oct 2018

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has said it is "examining avenues" for its goat cheese operation.

Canada's Agropur to shut Quebec plant

21 Sep 2018

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has announced the closure of its Saint-Damase plant in Quebec's Montérégie region.

KP Snacks adds to Hula Hoops range in UK, Arla enters food-to-go breakfasts with Milk & Oats drinks; Gressingham Duck debuts Bistro range; Agropur's crunchy yogurt bites

4 May 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Earnings summary - Kraft Heinz FY sales fall; Campbell H1 sales drop on volumes in 'challenging' US; Danone boosted by WhiteWave synergies; J.M. Smucker Q3 food sales fall

16 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Canada's Agropur creates investment platform with local partner

15 Feb 2018

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has joined forced with locally-based institutional investor La Caisse to create a joint investment platform.

Canada's Agropur takes full control of yogurt maker Ultima Foods

1 Sep 2017

Canada's dairy cooperative Agropur will become the sole owner of Ultima Foods under an agreement with Agrifoods International in what was previously a 50/50 joint venture.

Agropur books increased first-quarter sales and earnings

30 Mar 2017

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has booked increases in sales and earnings in an "excellent" performance for the first quarter of 2017.

Rene Moreau named president of dairy giant Agropur

13 Feb 2017

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has announced the appointment of René Moreau as its president.

Dairy giant Agropur reports "substantially improved" earnings

10 Feb 2017

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has booked sales of nearly CAD6bn (US$4.5bn) and "substantially improved earnings" for 2016.

Dairy giant Agropur to acquire Canada's Scotsburn Ice Cream

2 Dec 2016

Canada's Scotsburn Ice Cream is selling its assets to local dairy giant Agropur Cooperative for an undisclosed sum.

Agropur president Serge Riendeau to step down

18 Oct 2016

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has announced president Serge Riendeau will retire in February.

Canadian dairy firms grumble over another hike to price floors

8 Sep 2016

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

Agropur sales get M&A, forex boost in 2015

11 Feb 2016

Agropur saw sales rise by over a quarter in 2015, thanks to the impact of acquisitions and foreign exchange, although the Canadian dairy co-operative's profit performance was mixed.

Agropur to close plant in British Columbia

5 Nov 2015

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has announced plans to close its plant in Chilliwack, British Columbia, as part of its optimisation programme in western Canada.

Agropur to close Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville plant

8 Jul 2015

Canadian dairy Agropur has announced plans to shut its plant in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville as it reorganises its fluid milk processing.

Agropur results "below expectations" despite record sales

16 Feb 2015

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

2014 in review: the year's most-read interviews on just-food

18 Dec 2014

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.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

1 Sep 2014

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.

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

1 Sep 2014

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.



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