Lactalis, the French dairy giant, has announced it has acquired Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, the US yoghurt business of German dairy firm Ehrmann.
Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy has two manufacturing facilities employing 250 people in the state of Arizona. The company makes and distributes yoghurt and other dairy products under the Green Mountain Creamery and Liebe brands, and also has a private label business.
“The Ehrmann acquisition is a terrific complement to our Stonyfield and siggi’s brands in the US”, commented Lactalis North America CEO Thierry Clement. “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”.
Source: Lactalis (via PR Newswire)