Canada Bread acquires Quebec sweet goods baker

by Eric Schroeder
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TORONTO — Canada Bread Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods, Inc., has acquired Quebec-based Patisserie Chevalier Inc., Quebec’s second largest producer of sweet goods. The acquired business will become part of Canada Bread’s Multi-Marques Inc. subsidiary.

Patisserie Chevalier operates a facility in Shawinigan, Quebec, and employs approximately 100. The company manufactures snack cake products under the Chevalier brand and markets the products primarily to retail customers throughout Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Ontario.

"Chevalier brings an excellent reputation for great products together with outstanding people and well-established distribution capabilities in Montreal and Quebec City, and we are very pleased to welcome Chevalier employees to the Multi-Marques and larger Canada Bread family," said Jean-Luc Breton, general manager and vice-president of Multi-Marques Inc.

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