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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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Focus: Eyeing Asia, Saputo buys Aussie dairy giant

Dean Best weighs up why Saputo has moved to buy the embattled Australian dairy group....

On the money: Acquisitive Saputo hungry for more

Canadian dairy group Saputo is continuing to examine further M&A opportunities even as it digests recent acquisitions including Australia's...


Dean Best | 2 Apr 2014

Parmalat, majority-owned by French dairy giant Lactalis, has made a significant move to bolster its business in Australia 15 years after it first entered the market. Parmalat has snapped up Australian dairy and fruit juice firm Harvey Fresh, a deal industry watchers believe could help the Italian firm's local business and help it expand its presence in Asia. Dean Best reports.


Katy Askew | 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.


Dean Best | 14 Nov 2013

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.


Michelle Russell | 13 Nov 2013

Dean Foods said an expected increased savings in the fourth quarter and into 2014 will help offset volume deleveraging from its lost business.

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Katy Askew | 8 Oct 2013

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.

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Dean Best | 17 Nov 2017

Murray Goulburn, the Australian dairy co-op, has settled with the country's corporate watchdog over claims the Devondale owner misled farmers about the price the business would pay for milk.


Simon Harvey | 10 Nov 2017

Canadian dairy giant Saputo plans to close a cheese factory in the US state of Wisconsin only two weeks after completing a deal to buy struggling Australian cooperative Murray Goulburn.


Andy Coyne | 3 Nov 2017

Canadian dairy business Saputo has given an insight into its plans to improve the fortunes of Murray Goulburn, the Australian dairy cooperative it struck a deal to buy last week for CAD1.29bn (US$1.01bn).


Andy Coyne | 1 Nov 2017

Canadian dairy business Saputo has acquired US goat cheese firm Betin, which trades under the Montchevre name.


Simon Harvey | 27 Oct 2017

Canada's Saputo has agreed to buy struggling Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn for CAD1.29bn (US$1bn), ending months of speculation over a potential suitor.


Andy Coyne | 21 Sep 2017

Up-for-sale Australian dairy processor Murray Goulburn has confirmed it has had approaches from a number of suitors interested in either buying some assets or taking over the whole co-operative.


Dean Best | 4 Sep 2017

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy giant, has snapped up part of US firm Southeast Milk.


Simon Harvey | 1 Aug 2017

Canadian dairy producer Saputo booked higher sales and profits the first quarter ended June, noting higher selling prices in some of its key markets.


Ben Cooper | 30 Jun 2017

The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has launched a voluntary code of practice to govern contractual arrangements between companies and dairy farmers.


Katy Askew | 5 Jun 2017

Canadian dairy group Saputo booked higher full-year earnings on the back of increased sales and lower financial costs.


Dean Best | 21 Feb 2017

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.


Dean Best | 3 Feb 2017

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".


Dean Best | 3 Feb 2017

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.


Katy Askew | 30 Jan 2017

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. 


John Shepherd | 19 Dec 2016

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.


Dean Best | 4 Nov 2016

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has reported higher first-half profits, helped by lower costs but also volume-driven improvements in sales.


Mandy Kovacs | 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


Dean Best | 5 Sep 2016

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has sold a plant in the US to local dairy ingredients group Milk Specialties Global.


Dean Best | 2 Aug 2016

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.


Dean Best | 3 Jun 2016

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has posted lower annual profits, although it said revenues and underlying earnings rose year-on-year.


Dean Best | 22 Apr 2016

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.


Katy Askew | 23 Mar 2016

Canadian dairy group Saputo plans to close three production facilities in its home market in a bid to improve efficiency. 

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Dean Best | 26 Jul 2016

Rabobank's annual league table of the world's largest dairy companies has been released - and the data underlines what a challenging market it has been in recent months.

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