St-Hyacinthe, Que. – Nutri-Oeuf, a grader and marketer of fresh eggs, has acquired a company in Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon in Quebec.
Nutri-Oeuf, which is part of the Groupe-Nutri-Group, announced its acquisition of Ovale Eggs’ entire assets this week. Ovale Eggs specializes in egg cleaning, grading, packaging and distribution to grocery stores throughout Quebec and New Brunswick.
With the acquisition, Nutri-Oeuf now has six modern, high-performance plants across Canada and has strengthened its presence in Eastern Quebec.
In a release, Nutri Group says the acquisition will enable the company to:
– ensure a stable offer for its major buyers;
– guarantee optimal product marketing for local producers;
– provide consumers with a wider selection of products;
– optimize our transportation logistics and reduce our environmental footprint;
– consolidate Nutri Group’s position in the Québec market, while offering its employees career development opportunities within the Group.
Each year Ovale Eggs processes more than 30 million dozen eggs from its Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon plant. The company distributes a number of varieties of eggs marketed under a range of brands, including the GoldEgg brand. The company says it can ensure traceability by placing a code on each eggshell.
Nutri-Oeuf says it grades more than 38 per cent of all the eggs produced in Quebec and services more than 500 customers, including supermarkets, food chains and distributors. Eggs are supplied to Nutri-Oeuf by 34 Quebec producers of which 33 are shareholders. A group of producers founded the company in 1987 because they wanted to be involved in marketing their own product.
Nutri-Group was founded in 2005 and today has more than 300 employees and a distribution network across Canada. It markets more than 1.7 billion regular and specialty eggs (omega, organic, brown, etc.) and processed eggs.