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Agropur to shut Montreal-area ice cream plant

A Quebec ice cream processing plant absorbed in 2017 by Canada’s biggest dairy co-operative will shut its doors in about 10 months’ time. Agropur Co-operative announced Friday it plans to close the former Les Aliments Lebel plant at Lachute, Que., just northwest of Montreal, in August 2020 and transfer the plant’s operations to other Agropur

Spice maker seeks path to make vanilla milkshakes cheaper

Chicago/Antananarivo, Madagascar | Reuters — A kilo of vanilla beans costs more than a kilo of silver. Cultivated painstakingly over years from an orchid plant, vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world, after saffron. In less than five years, the wholesale price has risen nearly 500 per cent, partly because of growing



Nestle to spread out at London ice cream plant

A multi-phase overhaul at Nestle Canada’s southwestern Ontario ice cream factory is moving further ahead with a plant expansion. The company’s London, Ont. ice cream plant, which has operated since 1966 and supplies brands such as Haagen-Dazs, Drumstick, Parlour and Skinny Cow for all of Canada, is in the midst of a four-phase, $51.5 million

Scotsburn ice cream business sale to Agropur cleared

Canada’s biggest dairy co-operative has been given the all-clear to close its deal for an Atlantic dairy co-op’s ice cream business. Agropur Co-operative on Thursday announced it has bought the assets of Truro, N.S.-based Scotsburn Co-operative Services, which include the company’s plants in Truro and in Lachute, Que. as well as the Scotsburn brand name.

Manitoba ice-cream maker to share facilities at Notre Dame Creamery

Dairy farmer turned ice-cream maker 
Lisa Dyck has produced her gourmet 
ice cream at the University of Manitoba’s Dairy Pilot plant until now

Manitoba’s first on-farm milk producer turned food processor is making a big move as 2016 begins. Lisa Dyck, who launched Cornell Creme gourmet ice cream made from milk from her family’s Anola-area farm’s 120-cow dairy herd in 2013 is moving her production to the Notre Dame Creamery. She’s made her popular line of ice-cream flavours



Decadent ice cream saves the day for General Mills

chicago/reuters / General Mills Inc.’s mix of foods and its limited exposure to Italy and Greece have insulated it a bit from Europe’s economic crisis, one of the company’s top executives said March 14. The maker of Cheerios and other cereals has seen some European shoppers buy more items when they are discounted, or trade