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Covid-19 and the food industry in 2021 – daily updates, Wednesday 10 March (free to read)

10 Mar 2021

As we enter 2021, just-food continues to provide daily updates on how Covid-19 is still affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market taking shape.

Meat group Olymel to invest in Quebec plant

8 Feb 2021

The Canada-based pork and poultry processor is to make changes to one of its production sites, it has announced.

Canada's Olymel to invest in poultry plant expansion

28 Sep 2020

Canadian pork and poultry processor Olymel is to invest CAD31.5m (US$23.5m) in expanding one of its plants.

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.

Canadian meat processor Olymel shuts Yamachiche plant amid Covid-19 cases

30 Mar 2020

Olymel, the pork and poultry processor that is part of Canada's Solio Cooperative Group, has temporarily closed a plant in Quebec.

La Coop Federee gets capital injection to support M&A

31 Oct 2019

La Coop Fédérée, the Canada-based agri-food business, has received a cash injection from a group of investors. 

Canada's La Coop Fédérée strikes deal in pork, milling

10 Jul 2019

La Coop Fédérée, which says it is the largest agri-food company in Quebec, is to buy a batch of pork-processing and milling assets.

Meat group Olymel to close Canada plant

21 Feb 2019

Canada-based pork and poultry processor Olymel is to shut a plant that recently joined the business through M&A.

Canada's Olymel acquires Triomphe Foods in its second deal this month

28 Jun 2018

Canadian pork and poultry business Olymel has completed its second deal of the month with the acquisition of Triumphe Foods.

Canada's Olymel to buy local peer Pinty's

14 Jun 2018

Olymel, the Canadian pork and poultry business, is acquiring Pinty's Delicious Foods, an Ontario chicken business.

Canada's Olymel to move into diced chicken at expanded plant

23 Nov 2017

Olymel, the Canadian pork and poultry business, is to invest CAD8m (US$6.3m) at its processing plant in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Canada's Olymel invests to expand poultry operations

16 Nov 2017

Olymel, the Canadian pork and poultry business, is investing CAD30m (US$23.5m) in its poultry operations, a move it said will create 100 new jobs.

Canadian meat firm Olymel to invest in sausage output

11 Jul 2017

Canadian pork and poultry company Olymel is to invest CAD2m (US$1.5m) in its processing plant in Red Deer, Alberta.

Probe launched into Olymel shipment of 'tainted' pork to China

31 May 2017

Canada-based pork and poultry processor Olymel said today (31 May) it is working with local and Chinese food safety chiefs to discover how a consignment of pork containing residue of ractopamine was shipped to the Asian country, where the food additive is banned.

Olymel to boost hog production with Pinnacle Farms acquisition

28 Nov 2016

Canadian pork and poultry processor Olymel has moved to expand its hog processing operations with the acquisition of hog producer Pinnacle Farms near Strathmore, Alberta, for an undisclosed sum.

Olymel expanding pork capacity to serve Japanese market

6 Oct 2016

Canadian pork and poultry processor Olymel is investing CAD3m (US$2.27m) to expand pork production at its processing facility in Vallée-Jonction in Quebec, a site that primarily manufactures products to serve the Japanese market. 

New Olymel investment to expand pork production

23 Sep 2016

Canadian pork group Olymel has announced a further round of investment – in the expansion and modernisation of its pork processing facility in St-Henri-de-Lévis in Quebec's South Shore district.

Olymel, Groupe Robitaille boost investment in pork JV

10 Aug 2016

Canadian pork groups Olymel and Groupe Robitaille have announced plans to invest CAD80m (US$61m) to expand their jointly-owned Aliments Lucyporc hog slaughtering, butchering and processing facility in Yamachiche, Quebec.

Canada's Olymel to cut meat processing jobs

9 Aug 2016

Canadian pork and poultry processor Olymel is to end ham deboning operations at its plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, south-western Quebec, by September 2017 with the loss of 340 jobs.

Canada's Olymel to expand St-Esprit pork plant

22 Jun 2016

Canadian pork and poultry processor Olymel is to invest more than CAD25m (US$19.5m) to expand its hog slaughterhouse and butchering facility at St-Esprit in the Lanaudiere region of central Quebec.

Olymel to acquire Quebec sausage company La Fernandiere

10 Jun 2016

Canadian pork and poultry processor Olymel is acquiring all the assets of Quebec sausage company La Fernandiere for an undisclosed sum.

Olymel to expand Quebec poultry site

10 May 2016

Canadian poultry processor Olymel has announced a US$10m investment into expanding its poultry site in St-Damase.

Olymel to expand poultry plant in Canada

29 Oct 2014

Canadian meat processor Olymel is spending over C$10m (US$9m) on expanding a poultry plant in Quebec.

CANADA: Olymel, Westco build slaughtering plant

30 Aug 2011

Canadian poultry groups Olymel and Westco have started construction on a C$40m (US$40.8m) poultry slaughtering and cutting plant.

CANADA: Olymel to restructure with 183 job cuts

27 Apr 2010

Canadian poultry group Olymel is to restructure its processing and packaging operations with the loss of 183 jobs.

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