Lactalis Canada to Expand Plant-Based Offering with Converted Production Facility


TORONTO — In order to expand its plant-based product offering, Lactalis Canada is converting its existing Sudbury, Ont. plant into a modern, plant-based production facility over the coming months. The expansion will grow the company’s plant-based offering, which currently includes Sensational Soy, Lactantia margarine and siggi’s coconut-based yogurt alternative.

Lactalis Canada’s decision to convert its existing plant follows the long-term volume decline and increased costs in the fluid-milk market in Ontario that have led to decreased profitability and economic sustainability of its operations. During the transition, the company will retain majority of its workforce, with anticipated additional employment opportunities in the future.

“While our core business is dairy, as an innovation leader and as demonstrated by our forthcoming expansion into plant-based, we are constantly following the consumer and continually seeking opportunities to innovate and respond to the market,” says Mark Taylor, president and CEO, Lactalis Canada. “Our purpose is to enrich and nurture the lives of Canadians and this holds the same for our new offering which will provide consumers with complementary high-quality plant-based products that will benefit from our current capacity and capabilities as well as our rich and long-standing dairy expertise.”

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