Canadian Packaging

Nutri Group takes full ownership of Ovale Eggs

Ownership of all assets occurs through Nutri-Oeuf division.


June 9, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

St-Hyacinthe, QUE—Nutri Group has announced it is taking ownership, through Nutri-Oeuf, of all assets of Ovale Eggs, confirming its position among Canada’s leaders in grading, processing and marketing eggs and their derivatives.

Following this transaction, Nutri Group is now comprised of six modern, high-performance plants across Canada.

“Our sustained growth over the past few years is culminating (today) with this major and strategic acquisition, which once again underscores the strength of our business model, in which producers are also owners,” says Nutri Group chairman of the board Michel Gauvin, “Moreover, our recent acquisitions highlight our willingness to keep driving excellence and meet the industry’s highest standards.

This enables us to better serve our clients, thereby improving our position at the national level within a very competitive environment.”

Besides enabling Nutri Group to strengthen its presence in Eastern Québec, acquiring Ovale Eggs gives it the opportunity to consolidate and optimize its operations.

Nutri Group’s acquisition of Ovale Eggs will enable 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.

Based in Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, Ovale Eggs is ranked among Eastern Canada’s leading egg graders. The company specializes in egg grading, packaging and distribution throughout supermarket and grocery networks across Québec and New Brunswick, with over 30-million dozen eggs leaving the Ovale Eggs’ plant each year.

Founded in 2005, Nutri Group currently boasts over 300 employees and a nationwide distribution network, with modern, high-performance plants across Canada, enabling it to market more than 1.7 billion regular and specialty (Omega, organic, brown, etc.) eggs and processed eggs.

Founded in St-Hyacinthe in 1987, Nutri-Oeuf is a member of Nutri Group, thereby benefitting from its vast distribution network. Nutri-Oeuf belongs to 35 Quebec egg producers and is a proud member of  Aliments du Québec. It is GSFI-certified and was the first company to receive the Canada Organic certification for its organic egg production.

For more information, visit www.nutri-oeuf.com.






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