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11/30/2021

Lactalis-Kraft Heinz cheese deal closes

Deal marks Lactalis Canada's foray into the grated cheese category
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Lactalis Canada adds Kraft Heinz grated cheese business to portfolio (CNW Group/Lactalis Canada Inc.)

Lactalis has completed its acquisition of some Kraft Heinz cheese businesses. The deal was announced in 2020.

Included in the sale are Kraft Heinz's natural, grated, cultured and specialty cheese businesses in the U.S., its entire international cheese business and its grated cheese business in Canada. 

The deal marks Lactalis’s entry into the grated cheese category in Canada and includes production capabilities, which remain at Kraft Heinz's plant in Montreal.

"The integration of Kraft Heinz's Grated cheese business enhances Lactalis Canada's capacity and capability to provide Canadian consumers with quality household brands and perfectly complements our growing portfolio of broad-based dairy products with the addition of parmesan," said Mark Taylor, president & CEO, Lactalis Canada, in a press release.