|Founded||Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1936)|
|Headquarters||Saint-Hubert, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada|
|Products||Yogurt, milk, cream, kefir, cottage cheese, cream cheese, tofu|
|Revenue||C$ 175 million (2009)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Yoplait (General Mills)|
|Footnotes / references
Liberté distributes its products to many smaller independent stores, but its main customers are large grocery stores.
The current Liberté Inc. is a combination of three previously separate companies: Western Creamery, Liberté Brand Products, and the dairy division of Tournevent. These companies were combined under the name of Liberté Natural Foods on July 1, 2006, to better reflect the company's goal of bringing fresh food to customers. Although all three companies now share a common name, the products are still distributed under their respective brand names. Besides these brands Liberté also distributes products for several other manufacturers.
At the end of 2010, Pineridge Group sold Liberté Natural Foods to the multinational yogurt producer Yoplait. In 2011, controlling interest of Yoplait was sold to General Mills. Liberté Natural Foods was subsequently renamed Liberté Inc.
Liberté brand products
Liberté originally entered the market in 1936 as a manufacturer of cream cheese and cottage cheese centred in Montreal, Quebec. In 1964, Liberté expanded its operations and moved its operations to Brossard, Quebec, where they started to manufacture yogurt in addition to their original cheese products. Since then they have added another production line in Saint-Hyacinthe where they are able to produce a wider variety of products.
Western Creamery has been providing customers with cultured dairy products for over 60 years.[when?] The company consists of two locations: a manufacturing facility in Toronto, Ontario, and a distribution centre in Brampton, Ontario. Western Creamery manufactures a variety of natural yogurts, cream cheese spreads, pressed cottage cheeses, and sour creams. All Western Creamery products are made from all-natural ingredients and are certified kosher.
Laiterie Tournevent specializes in the production of milk, butter, and cheese that is manufactured from goat milk and its products are distributed all across Canada. In 1990, the production facility was expanded and modernized to allow Tournevent to develop several new products, and in 1992, the company introduced a home delivery service called "Tournevent Express".
Ben Pearman – Managing Director
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- "Western Creamery". Western Creamery. 2007. Retrieved 2010-09-25.