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July 2017 - Lavo Acquired by KIK Custom Products

On July 6th Pineridge Group and its partners completed the sale of Lavo Inc to KIK Custom Products Inc. Read the press release here.

April 2014 - Pineridge Bakery Acquired by ARYZTA AG

On April 2nd Pineridge Group and its partners completed the sale of Pineridge Bakery to Zurich-based ARYZTA AG. Read the press release here.

December 2010 - Pineridge Group sells Liberté to Groupe Yoplait

On December 15th the Pineridge Group partners sold Liberté Brand Products and Liberté Natural Foods to Groupe Yoplait. Read the Yoplait press release here.

January 2010 - Refrigerated and Frozen Foods

Pineridge's bakery business was included in the "one to watch" feature of Refrigerated and Frozen Foods magazine:
For the record, Pineridge Foods' four bakeries now supply Canadian and U.S. customers in all channels of distribution (including co-pack) with more than 600 SKUs. The group already accounts for an estimated $200 million in annual sales and - at just about three years old - management says the Pineridge bakery group is just getting started. Read the full article here...

Summer 2009 - Pineridge Foods in La Fournée Magazine

La Fournée published a profile of Pineridge Foods and our bakery business as well as an article about our food safety policies and programs. Download a pdf of the Pineridge profile and the food safety article in English or a pdf of the magazine article in French.

October 29, 2008 - Pineridge Foods Acquires Kooll Desserts

Pineridge Foods Inc. (Pineridge) is pleased to announce that on October 14, 2008, it purchased Kooll Desserts (Kooll) as an add-on acquisition to its Liberté Brand Products Inc. (Liberté) platform. Kooll Desserts is a producer of innovative dairy desserts based in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Liberté is Canada's leading producer of organic and natural yogurt and other cultured dairy products, and its sister company Liberté Natural Foods is Canada's leading distributor of refrigerated natural and organic foods. Created in 2006, Kooll owns and operates a HACCP-certified, state-of-the-art production facility. The acquisition of Kooll is an important step in the continued growth of Liberté's yogurt business. As a modern and efficient dairy operation, the Kooll plant will provide Liberté with a significant amount of additional production capacity to meet the growing demand for Liberté's broad line of natural and organic yogurts. The Saint-Hyacinthe site also offers the possibility for further expansion of the existing plant to satisfy Liberté's production needs over the next several years. Read the full announcement...

November 12, 2007 - National Post Entrepreneur - Special Feature

Pineridge Foods is counting on continued success by sticking to a corporate philosophy that benefits many: the company insists on a day-to-day approach to business that pleases its customers, keeps its staff happy and benefits the communities it operates in. Download a pdf of the full article ...

June 7, 2007 - Pineridge Foods Enters Baking Sector

(TORONTO): Pineridge Foods (Pineridge) is pleased to announce that on January 22, 2007 it acquired Gourmet Baker, Inc. and on April 30, 2007 it acquired Oakrun Farm Bakery. Gourmet Baker, Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, is an innovative customer-driven frozen bakery, serving both the in-store baking and foodservice channels. The company manufactures a wide variety of fully decorated cakes, danishes, croissants, crumpets, sheet cakes and bar cakes in its three bakeries located in Vancouver and Winnipeg. Oakrun Farm Bakery is a dynamic, high quality supplier of consistent, affordable fresh and frozen baked goods. Oakrun produces danishes, cakes, pies, tarts, bagels, English muffins, crumpets, muffins and muffin batter, and pancakes at its bakery in Ancaster, Ontario. Taken together, Oakrun Farm Bakery and Gourmet Baker represent a strong platform for Pineridge in the specialty baking sector. The combination brings a wide variety of high quality products, a national manufacturing footprint, and strong management teams with impressive track records of innovation and close customer partnerships. Download a pdf of the full announcement ...

June 24, 2005 - National Post Entrepreneur - Special Feature

Roger Dickhout has a vision. While others may look at the Nort American food industry and see a mature, low-margin business with little room for a major new player, he sees nothing but opportunity. Download a pdf of the full article ...