Agropur

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Agropur
Agricultural cooperative
Industry Dairy products
Founded Granby, Quebec, Canada (August 24, 1938 (1938-08-24))
Founder L.-A. Mondou, Omer Deslauriers and 86 dairy producers from the Granby area
Headquarters Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada
Key people
Robert Coallier (CEO), René Moreau (Chairman)
Products Milk
Cheese
Yogurt
Butter
Cream
Ice cream
Ingredients
Production output
6.1 billion litres of milk
Revenue Increase C$6.4 billion (2017)
Number of employees
8,300
Website www.agropur.com
Footnotes / references
[1][2][3]

The Agropur Dairy Cooperative, usually shortened to Agropur, is a North American dairy industry leader headquartered in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.

In the 1930s, hundreds of dairy cooperatives were founded in Quebec due to economic crisis. Agropur is one of the few that survived, celebrating 75 years of achievement in 2013. It today is a leader in the Canadian dairy industry.[4] The Agropur cooperative is the largest Canadian dairy company by annualized sales ($6.4 billion). It was founded in 1938 and now responds to the call on roughly 3,290 dairy farmers.[5] The company has 8,300 employees distributed among 39 plants and numerous distribution centres and offices across Canada and in the United States. It processes more than 6 billion litres of milk annually.[5] Agropur milk products are sold as Natrel, Québon, Oka cheese, Farmers, Agropur Signature, Agropur Grand Cheddar, Island Farms, Lucerne, and biPro, and the Ultima Foods joint venture's Iögo and Olympic brands. In August 2017, Agropur Cooperative became the sole owner of Ultima Foods Inc.[6]

Brands[edit]

  • Natrel
  • Iögo
  • Agropur Grand Cheddar
  • Oka
  • Agropur Signature
  • Central Dairies
  • Allegro
  • Olympic
  • biPro
  • Dairytown
  • Anco
  • Québon
  • Farmers
  • Lucerne
  • Schroeder
  • Iceberg
  • Masters reserve
  • Scotsburn
  • Island Farms
  • Northumberland
  • Sealtest Dairy
  • Ultima Foods
  • Davisco Foods (acquired 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agropur through the decades". Agropur. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Corporate Profile". Agropur. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Agropur. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Agropur - Home". www.agropur.com.
  5. ^ a b "Agropur - Corporate Profile". www.agropur.com. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Agropur becomes sole owner of Ultima Foods - Food In Canada". Food In Canada. 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2017-10-10.

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