The leading packaged meat company Maple Leaf Foods Inc., announced the sale of its poultry plant in Drummondville, Quebec, to Giannone Poultry of St. Cuthbert, Quebec, Canada.
- Maple Leaf Foods and Giannone have reached a three-year supply agreement that will allow Maple Leaf Foods to maintain its supply of fresh chicken.
- Maple Leaf Foods had acquired the plant and supply in 2018 with the purchase of select Cericola Farms assets.
- Maple Leaf Foods will continue to own and operate the Bradford, Ontario poultry plant that was also acquired in connection with the 2018 Cericola purchase.
In March 2020, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. announced to support its front line staff, emergency food relief and health care providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The actions include a weekly bonus for its hourly staff, an investment of approximately $2.0 million to support emergency food relief efforts and an investment of $2.5 million in a new fund to provide personal support to front line health providers during this crisis.
In January 2020, Maple Leaf Foods subsidiary Greenleaf Foods, SPC, announced to invest US$5 million in Gathered Foods Corporation, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood products. Greenleaf is owner of leading plant-based protein brands Lightlife and Field Roast Grain Meat Co.
October 2019, Greenleaf Foods, SPC, announced that Lightlifes new plant-based meat line will be available in more than 12,000 retail stores. The new products have begun hitting shelves at Kroger, Publix and Target nationwide.
About Maple Leaf Foods
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, is a leading consumer protein company. The company employs more than 12,500 people across the world. The company has operations in Canada, the USA and prominent Asian Countries. Maple Leaf Foods provide food products under leading brands like Maple Leaf, Maple Leaf Prime, Maple Leaf Natural Selections, Schneiders, Schneiders Country Naturals, Mina, Greenfield Natural Meat Co., LightlifeTM, Field Roast Grain Meat Co. and Swift.