The Company continued to grow by acquiring Quebec-based Fromage Côté S.A. and Kingsey Distributions Inc., as well as Schneider Cheese, Inc.
Saputo acquired the Land O’Lakes West Coast industrial cheese business. Its activities included the production, sale, cutting and packaging of mainly mozzarella and provolone in Tulare, California.
Saputo acquired the activities of Wisconsin-based Alto Dairy Cooperative. Operations included the production of Italian and American style cheeses, as well as whey, which are marketed across the country under various brand names.
Saputo acquired the activities of Neilson Dairy, the dairy division of Weston Foods (Canada) Inc. which manufactured, sold and distributed primarily fluid milk and cream in Ontario.
Saputo completed the acquisition of the activities of F&A Dairy of California, Inc. which included the manufacturing, selling, and distribution of mozzarella, provolone and whey products from a facility in Newman, California.