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Grand Pré great Story

Grand Pré milk is a high quality milk, produced with pride in Ste- Claire, Québec since 1978 and is  made of 100% cow milk.

  • In 1978, the "coopérative laitière du sud du Québec", located in Ste-Claire, on the south shore of Québec, introduces Canada’s first UHT milk.
  • Grand Pré milk is in fact, the only shelf stable milk that requires no refrigeration until the opening of the package.
  • In 1982, the "coopérative laitière du sud du Québec" becomes Agrinove.
  • In 1990, 6 milk cooperatives (coops) merge to become Lactel.
  • In 2000, Agropur acquires Lactel.
  • In 2001, Agrinove buys back the Ste-Claire plan from Agropur and makes a multimillion dollars investment in order to have a state of the art technology plan to produce its milk.
  • In 2002, Agrinove widens its UHT line of products by introducing different kinds of milk products.
  • In 2003, Kerry Inc., a company based in Beloit Wisconsin (USA), buys Agrinove as well as its Ste-Claire facility.
  • In December 2009, I-Nov Concept Inc., a Quebec  based company, acquires the Grand Pré and Chokéo brands in order to pursue and grow this Quebec heritage.
  • In 2010, Grand Pré milk obtains the "Aliments Québec" certification.