Business and Operations
Lactalis Canada acquires dessert manufacturer Marie Morin Canada
August 3, 2023 By Bakers Journal
Toronto – Lactalis Canada Inc. has reached an agreement with Marie Morin Canada to acquire its business based in Canada*. The acquisition will see Lactalis Canada entering the dessert category, in both the Canadian and U.S. markets, and joins Lactalis Canada’s dairy portfolio of cheese, tablespreads, yogourt and fluid brands.
Lactalis Canada will acquire Marie Morin Canada’s product line of desserts featuring traditional recipes including its signature crème brûlée, chocolate mousse and cheesecakes. The transaction will also include Marie Morin Canada’s production facility in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que., and the addition of 52 employees who will join Lactalis Canada’s existing 4,000-plus employees and 30 operating sites including 19 manufacturing facilities in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.
“We are delighted to add Marie Morin Canada and its product line of signature desserts to the Lactalis Canada family,” said Mark Taylor, president and CEO, Lactalis Canada. “As part of our broad-based dairy portfolio that continues to evolve and expand to meet consumer trends and demands, this acquisition will enable Lactalis Canada to pursue its strategy in developing desserts for the North American market and will further expand our product offering for our valued retail and foodservice customers.”
With fresh and frozen desserts in glass jars, Marie Morin Canada was established in Québec in 2004 by David Morin and Sophie Le Vexier. Marie Morin Canada manufactures and markets its traditional French recipes in North America, offering consumers unique, restaurant quality, delicious desserts, made with simple and natural ingredients.
*Note: This acquisition is specific to Marie Morin Canada and has no relation to the activities of Marie Morin France.
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