A Richardson International Limited subsidiary, Richardson Oilseed (U.S.) Holdings Limited, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Italgrani USA Inc., the single largest durum miller in North America. Richardson says this purchase moves it towards its vision to diversify processing operations. As part of the deal, Richardson will acquire a milling facility in St…. Read More

The days of oats being relegated to the cereal and baking aisle at your local supermarket are coming to an end. Thanks to the efforts of food innovators like Francis and Erik Lo, oats can now be found in the dairy section, including in products like Yoats, Canada’s first oat-based yogurt alternative, which the brothers launched… Read More

Dairy processor Agropur Cooperative says it will be closing its fluid milk plant at Winnipeg, Man., later this year, consolidating production at other Agropur facilities in Western Canada. “Unfortunately, the level of investment required to maintain the plant’s competitiveness in the coming years was becoming too high. We are making this strategic decision to optimize… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a partnership that will develop and commercialize non-GM soybean protein ingredients. Canada Protein Ingredients Ltd (CPI), DJ Hendrick International, Agrocorp Processing, Semences Prograin, and Synthesis Network have partnered to produce high-quality soybean protein ingredients. The $27.3 million project will result in an innovative proprietary process to produce soybean ingredients… Read More

Thirty-six Longo’s locations in Ontario have been sold to Empire Company Limited. The deal, initially worth $357 million for 51 per cent is based on an enterprise value of $700 million, including the e-commerce site Grocery Gateway. Longo’s will continue to be operated by the Longo’s leadership team, led by president and CEO, Anthony Longo, the company says. Empire… Read More

Meat and Poultry Ontario (MPO) is launching a project to identify opportunities to increase meat processing capacity in Ontario. The $127,000 project, funded through the federal/provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership, is aimed at addressing a growing demand for abattoir services across the province, including the north. MPO has begun researching a strategy that pairs skills development with… Read More

Paul Lofgren has been appointed president and CEO of DeLaval by the Tetra Laval Group. The decision follows Joakim Rosengren stepping down from the position after 18 years with DeLaval, and 35 years with the Tetra Laval Group. Lofgren, served as the executive vice president for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa clusters of DeLaval,… Read More