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Lactalis Canada’s Digital Labs Makes Open Call to Customers for Co-Development Opportunities

February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024 – Toronto, Ontario – 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 advancing its digital capability through Lactalis Labs (LLabs), a dedicated hub focused on digital transformation. As the company begins to explore Generative AI, a Data Science Centre of Excellence, digital ESG projects and Smart Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), LLabs is expanding its scope to engage and collaborate with customers and partners in new ways.

“From making daily tasks easier to free up time to large-scale projects that enhance forecasting or enable automation, Lactalis Canada’s investment in digital transformation is about driving innovation and delivering value to our customers – internal and external,” said Mark Taylor, President & CEO, Lactalis Canada. “By embracing technology and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, we are positioning ourselves for long-term success in a rapidly evolving digital world.”

“The next iteration of LLabs focuses on building digital solutions that not only serve our internal needs, but can benefit our partners, suppliers and customers across our supply chain,” said Dave Aeri, VP, Information Technology, Lactalis Canada. “We invite them to join us in partnership and co-development to solve highly complex problems and achieve mutual efficiencies and synergies that enhance our respective business operations.”

Established in 2021, LLabs began as an internal intake platform to optimize processes and operational efficiencies. LLabs has also evolved into a catalyst for the leadership and development of ideas into impactful solutions. This includes mentoring, driving and incubating project ideas from Lactalis Canada’s internal innovation program, NEXT Ventures.

Customers interested in partnership opportunities to accelerate efficiency through digital transformation with Lactalis Canada’s LLabs are invited to contact their Lactalis Canada Sales representative to facilitate a discussion with the LLabs team.


About Lactalis Canada Inc.

With over 140 years of brand heritage, Lactalis Canada is the Canadian dairy leader behind iconic brands 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. With more than 30 operating sites including 20 manufacturing facilities, the company and its more than 4000 employees are committed to enriching and nurturing the lives of Canadians through its high-quality products, contribution to communities and partnership with farmers, customers, partners and suppliers. Lactalis Canada is part of Lactalis Group, the world’s leading dairy company, headquartered in Laval, France. For more information, visit


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