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Lactalis Canada to buy Agropur’s yogurt business

The deal includes iögo and Olympic yogurt brands in addition to production facilities in Quebec and B.C.

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Lactalis Canada Inc. has signed a deal with Agropur Cooperative to buy its Canadian yogurt business, Ultima Foods Inc.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The agreement includes the iögo and iögo Nano yogurt brands, as well as the Olympic yogurt, sour cream and kefir brand.

In addition, the companies say the transaction includes yogurt production facilities in Granby, Que., and Delta, B.C., as well as the operations at a leased distribution centre in Longueuil, Que.

Lactalis Canada, formerly Parmalat Canada Inc., says it will add about 450 employees as a result of the acquisition.

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