Lactalis Group acquires US yoghurt business from Ehrmann AG

10-Jul-2019 - USA

The Lactalis Group has acquired Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, the US yoghurt business of the Bavarian dairy company Ehrmann AG, Germany. The acquisition was completed on 5 July 2019.

Founded in 2009, Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy operates two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities employing 250 people in Brattleboro, Vermont, and Casa Grande, Arizona, producing and distributing dairy products under the Green Mountain Creamery® and Liebe® brand names. The division is also characterised by strong own-brand business.

"The Ehrmann acquisition is a great addition to our Stonyfield® and siggi's® brands in the US," said Thierry Clement, CEO of Lactalis North America. "Ehrmann's facilities in Vermont and Arizona are the ideal platform to develop our high-caliber brands, strengthen our domestic distribution, and provide superior quality and service to our private label customers.

"The capacity we gain from Ehrmann's two plants, combined with the strength of our leading brands, will ensure the long-term growth of Lactalis' yoghurt business in the United States, and this move confirms our commitment and ambitions in the market category.

The Lactalis Group continues its intensive growth strategy with this fourth acquisition in two years. Together with Commonwealth Dairy, Lactalis now has eight plants with over 2400 employees in the U.S. and supports leading brands such as President®, Galbani®, Parmalat®, siggi's®, Stonyfield®, Karoun®, rondelé® and Black Diamond®.

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