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Competition Bureau approves La Coop federee purchase of Quebec pork processor

Reference: FCC

MONTREAL - Quebec's largest agri-food company, La Coop federee, says the Competition Bureau of Canada has given the green light to its acquisition of the pork and milling assets of F. Menard.

The deal announced July 9 would add a company that processes more than 1.1 million hogs annually representing more than 15 per cent of Quebec's pork production.

The transaction, whose purchase price hasn't been disclosed, is expected to close Jan. 6. It includes hog farms, pork processing and further processing plants, two specialized butcher shops and a transport fleet, as well as two mills...Read More

F. Menard employs more than 1,200 people.