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Agropur launches "organisational review" putting more jobs at risk
Source Just Food
a Canada-based dairy cooperative, has launched an "organisational
review" of its operations following the already announced closure of two
"Agropur's growth strategy requires optimisation of its operational
structures and cost structure to enable reinvestment in its future
development, in line with its goal of profitable, sustainable growth,"
it said in a statement.
A total of 125 staff will be affected by the review, Agropur stated,
without saying whether that would include further closures of
However, it continued: "The cooperative recognises that
implementation of this organisational review involves difficult
decisions. Agropur is grateful to the employees who are leaving the
organisation for their contribution and will support them through the
Last month, Agropur confirmed it will go ahead and shutter a factory in Saint-Damase, Quebec,
because a required major investment was economically unviable. And also
in October, the co-op announced it planned to close an ice cream factory
in the town of Lachute, again in Quebec, as it sought to "optimise" its
ice cream operations by transferring production to other plants.