Neilson Dairy

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William Neilson Dairy Limited is a Canadian dairy company owned by Saputo Inc. The company is based in Toronto, Ontario. In the USA, their products are sold under the name Neilson.

Their products are sold at Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Giant Tiger and Fortinos, among others.


The company was founded by William Neilson (1844–1915) in 1893 as one of many independent dairy producers in Canada. Originally a milk retailer, Neilson switched to cream and ice cream products. His Neilson Dairy became William Neilson Limited in 1907. After the mid-20th century, many smaller companies were overtaken by larger corporations. William Neilson was sold to George Weston Limited in 1947. Neilson Dairy is now part of the Saputo empire after George Weston Limited sold the dairy unit in 2008.


A list of brands and products sold by Neilson Dairy past and present:


Neilson dairy operations past and present:


Neilson brand products are replacing Saputo's Dairyland brand in Ontario

Formerly, as part of the Weston empire, Neilson Dairy products are sold at Weston-related stores:

Other retailers selling Neilson products:


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