Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt to acquire Chagnon Dairy
Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt have agreed to acquire Chagnon Dairy, an independent creamery and milk brand based in Quebec, Canada.
Chagnon has been processing and selling milk, butter, ice cream and other dairy products for 62 years and this acquisition will help strengthen manufacturing of Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt’s innovative Quebec dairy products.
Chagnon Dairy’s owner and general manager Denis Chagnon said: “My grandfather started out with a milk run in Waterloo, Quebec, and it blossomed into a well-known creamery, brand and private label manufacturer.
“We are honoured by the strong support our loyal customers have shown us over the years, making Chagnon a household name throughout Quebec. I wanted to sell to local entrepreneurs that could develop Chagnon and new dairy products and I know our legacy will live on thanks to the values of Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt.”
Lait Kaiser and the Vita Lait non-GMO milk brand president Nathan Kaiser said: “We are committed to innovation in the Canadian dairy industry with premium dairy products. This acquisition gives us a versatile 30,000 square foot creamery with its own milk run that will allow us to scale to become a top dairy brand across North America.
Cult Yogourt president Adam Coape-Arnold said: “Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt align strategically because both companies are disrupting the Quebec dairy industry with innovative products like non-GMO single farm origin milk and easier-to-digest Jersey cow whole milk cultured dairy products.
“We could not have found better partners than the Kaiser family.”
Cult Yogourt founder & artisan Eloise Grondin-Bouchard said: “I am extremely proud to be part of the Chagnon legacy. It is one of Quebec’s last independent dairies and has developed an innovative and authentic expertise in dairy which meshes well with our approach at Cult.
“As a child growing up in nearby Dunham, Quebec, Chagnon milk was on my table every morning for breakfast. I am glad that Denis and Luc Chagnon have agreed to stay on with us to teach us their mastery of dairy transformation.”
Chagnon is a nostalgic Quebec dairy & creamery with strong brand awareness across Quebec. Chagnon produces over 4 million litres of fluid milk, butter, ice cream and other dairy products.
Chagnon’s milk run of 20 farms transports 10 million litres of milk each year. Chagnon cultured churned butter is a hit with American chefs.
Source: Company Press Release