Agrial, a French agricultural and agrifood co-operative, has announced the acquisition of dry charcuterie producer Rochebillard et Blein.
Rochebillard et Blein has 115 employees over three production sites – two in Violay and one in Taninges, producing nearly 2,000 tonnes of various charcuterie products that are sold in supermarkets, charcuterie shops, and traditional butchers.
Stephane Poyac, executive vice president of Agrial, said: “Co-operative has been present on the dry charcuterie market for a year with Salaisons du Maconnais, this acquisition enables us to strengthen our position in this sector with two new product categories, dry ham, and dry charcuterie (coppa, pancetta, etc.). Also strengthening our positions in the south-east quarter of France, we are continuing with the Rochebillard et Blein company the strategy of our Meat division by focusing on the promotion and development of quality products”.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.