Gay Lea Foods to buy Ont. cheesemaker Salerno Dairy
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, February 3, 2014 10:16AM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 3, 2014 10:37AM EST
TORONTO -- Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd, said Monday it has signed a deal to buy Salerno Dairy, a family-owned company that makes Italian cheese.
Financial terms of the deal for the Ontario-based company, which also imports products from Italy, were not immediately available.
Salerno has its main plant in Hamilton, as well as a warehouse and distribution centre in Montreal and a manufacturing plant in Hannon, Ont.
The company's brands include Salerno and Gos and Gris.
It employs a total of 185 people,
Gay Lea Foods is Ontario's largest dairy co-operative with products under the Gay Lea, Nordica and Ivanhoe Cheese brands.
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