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Lactalis Canada Recognized with Two Canadian Grocer Impact Awards for Supporting Employees and Community Service

August 15, 2023

August 15, 2023 – Toronto, ON – Lactalis Canada, the Canadian dairy leader behind iconic brands like Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Balderson, Astro and Lactantia and a subsidiary of France-based Lactalis Group, is proud to be recognized with two 2023 Canadian Grocer Impact awards in the Supporting Employees and Community Service categories.

Supporting Employees Award

As part of Lactalis Canada’s support of employees and commitment to being an Employer of Choice, the company has enhanced its Total Rewards program with updated financial wellbeing, mental health and wellness offerings; invested significantly in training and professional development; and created innovative programs to foster intrapreneurship and two-way communication across the organization.

Community Service Award

In addition to the company’s ongoing commitment to the communities it operates in, Lactalis Canada’s P’tit Québec brand implemented its second annual P’tits projets pas si p’tits campaign in June 2022, which focused on the Sainte-Aurélie in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec with an array of enhancement projects that provide the community better spaces to come together, making for a big, and lasting, impact. For more information about the P’tits Projets pas si P’tits initiative, including its annual campaigns click here.

“Lactalis Canada’s core purpose is to enrich and nurture the lives of Canadians and that first starts with our people and the communities in which we operate,” said Mark Taylor, President & CEO, Lactalis Canada. “It is an honour for our Lactalis Canada team to be recognized for our dedicated efforts in these areas as we continue to build a culture that supports the physical, financial, emotional and professional wellbeing of our team in a way that is relevant and important to them today, while being an engaged community member through our economic and social contributions across the country.”

The Canadian Grocer Impact awards recognize initiatives introduced by retailers, suppliers and solution providers that are making a meaningful difference in a range of areas from helping the planet to supporting employees and communities. The award categories include Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Supporting Employees and Community Service. Lactalis Canada was recognized with a Canadian Grocer Impact award for Sustainability in 2021 and for Community Service in 2022.

Learn more about the Canadian Grocer Impact Awards here.

About Lactalis Canada Inc.

With 140 years of brand heritage, Lactalis Canada is committed to enriching and nurturing the lives of Canadians by producing nutritious and great tasting dairy products. Named on Forbes 2022 list of Canada’s Best Employers, Lactalis Canada directly employs 4,000 Canadians, supports hundreds of farming families and contributes to the livelihoods of thousands of Canadians who provide essential services to Lactalis Canada’s more than 30 operating sites including 20 manufacturing facilities. The company’s iconic brands include Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, P’tit Québec, Balderson, Cheestrings Ficello, aMOOza!, Astro, Khaas, siggi’s, IÖGO, IÖGO nanö, Olympic, Lactantia, Beatrice, Marie Morin Canada, Galbani, and Président. Lactalis Canada is part of Lactalis Group, the world’s leading dairy company, headquartered in Laval, France. For more information, visit



Media Contact:

Sarah Sutton

Manager, Corporate Communications, Lactalis Canada I c: (437) 249-2730