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The just-food interview part one: Agropur CEO Robert Coallier

27 Aug 2014

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.

CANADA/US: M&A-hungry dairy co-op Agropur in Davisco deal

23 Jul 2014

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.

CANADA: Acquisitive Agropur to buy Northumberland Dairy assets

15 Jul 2014

Canadian dairy Agropur has made another acquisition, this time swooping to buy the dairy and food distribution assets of fellow co-op Northumberland Dairy Cooperative.

CANADA: Agropur in plants-and-supply deal with Sobeys

9 Jul 2014

Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has struck deals to buy four plants from - and supply a range of products to - Sobeys, one of the country's largest retailers.

CANADA: Agropur announces merger with Dairytown Products

27 Mar 2014

Dairy giant Agropur Cooperative and Dairytown Products have proposed a merger of the companies.

CANADA: Sales, EBITDA up at dairy co-op Agropur

13 Feb 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".

Focus: Saputo looks overseas to offset domestic challenges

10 Feb 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.

CANADA: Acquisitive Agropur to buy cheese firm Damafro

25 Nov 2013

Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has struck another deal to buy a local firm - this time Quebec brie and camembert maker Fromagerie Damafro.

CANADA: Agropur buys B2B dairy firm M. Larivee International

19 Nov 2013

Canadian dairy group Agropur has snapped up own-label and ingredients supplier M. Larivée International.

CANADA: Agropur acquires Coast Mountain Dairy

26 Jul 2013

Canadian dairy Agropur has made another acquisition with the purchase of British Columbian ice cream maker Coast Mountain Dairy.

CANADA: Agropur cuts jobs following Farmers Dairy merger

24 Jun 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.

CANADA: Agropur acquires Cook's Dairy

24 Jun 2013

Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur has acquired Nova Scotia-based Cook's Dairy for an undisclosed sum.

CANADA: Dairy co-op Agropur claims "remarkable" FY results

15 Feb 2013

Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has booked what it claimed are "remarkable" annual financial results, with higher sales and core earnings.

CANADA: Agropur, Farmers Dairy propose merger

12 Feb 2013

Canadian dairy cooperatives Agropur and Farmers Co-operative Dairy plan to merge their operations.

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

3 Dec 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.

CANADA/US: Dairy co-op Agropur plans capex spend in US

29 Nov 2012

Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has announced what it says it is largest-ever capex programme in the US.

CANADA: Yoghurt firm Ultima Foods earmarks more investment

11 Oct 2012

Canadian yoghurt firm Ultima Foods has announced plans to expand its plant in the eastern city of Granby.

CANADA: Yoplait licencee Ultima Foods launches own yoghurt brand

21 Aug 2012

Canadian dairy group Ultima Foods, which produces Yoplait under licence for the local market, has launched its own yoghurt brand.

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

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.

CANADA: Agropur, Agrifoods settle Ultima Yoplait dispute

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.

CANADA: Exports boost Agropur sales

9 Feb 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.

CANADA: Brewing, retail exec Coallier to be Agropur CEO

2 Feb 2012

Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has named director and consumer goods veteran Robert Coallier as its new chief executive.

CANADA/US: Agropur announces Main Street Ingredients buy

23 Dec 2010

Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur has acquired US functional foods producer Main Street Ingredients.

CANADA: Agropur opens Boursin production line

13 Dec 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.

CANADA: Dairy co-op Agropur closes production site

9 Sep 2010

Agropur, Canada's largest dairy co-op, is to stop production at a site in Ontario to improve its competitiveness.

Top stories on just-food this week

4 Dec 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.

US: Agropur expands its US presence

3 Dec 2009

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has acquired Iowa-based Green Meadows Foods, a cheese factory located in the US.

US: Agropur acquires Farmland Dairies' facility

29 Sep 2009

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur hopes to expand its presence in the US following the acquisition of Farmland Daries' Grand Rapids facility.

CANADA: Agropur closes dairy plant

29 Sep 2009

Canadian Dairy cooperative Agropur has announded the closure of its processing facility in Drummondville.

CANADA: Agropur to acquire Schroeder

17 Dec 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.


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