Maple syrup co-op enters cranberry market
By Food in Canada staffBusiness Operations Specialty Foods fruit processing maple syrup Quebec
Citadelle acquires berry processor La Maison Bergevin
Plessisville, Que. – Citadelle Maple Syrup Producers’ Co-operative has acquired Quebec City, Que.-based berry processor La Maison Bergevin Inc.
Based in Plessisville, Que. the Citadelle Maple Syrup Producers’ Co-operative represents more than one third of the maple producers in the province. Its products include a variety of consumer brands, as well as maple syrup for foodservice and industrial use.
La Maison Bergevin processes cranberries, blueberries and blackcurrants into juices, concentrates, powders, and frozen and dried whole fruit for foodservice, food processing and retail markets.
The fruit processor’s 15,000-sq.-ft. facility has a capacity of more than 10 million pounds of fruit per year, about eight million pounds of which are cranberries. Ninety-five per cent of the cranberries La Maison Bergevin processes are exported into niche markets around the world.
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