Lactalis makes fourth U.S. acquisition

11 Jul 2019

Lactalis Group has acquired Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, the U.S. yogurt business of Ehrmann AG, the Bavaria, Germany-based dairy company.

Established in 2009, Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy has two manufacturing facilities that employ 250 people in Brattleboro, Vermont and Casa Grande, Arizona and manufactures and distributes yogurt and other dairy products under the Green Mountain Creamery and Liebe brands. It also features a private label business.

Lactalis makes fourth U.S. acquisition

"The Ehrmann acquisition is a terrific complement to our Stonyfield and siggi's brands in the U.S.," said Thierry Clement, CEO of Lactalis North America. "Ehrmann's Vermont and Arizona plants are the ideal platform to develop our star brands, strengthen national distribution, and secure topflight quality and service for our private label customers."

"The capability we gain with Ehrmann's two plants, combined with the power of our leading brands, ensures the long term growth of the Lactalis yogurt business in the U.S., and underlines our commitment and ambition in the category."

This is Lactalis Group’s fourth acquisition in the U.S. two years. With Commonwealth Dairy, Lactalis now has eight factories and over 2,400 employees in the U.S.

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