Committed to Continous Growth
September 15, 2020
The combination of Kraft Heinz’s Natural cheese businesses and Lactalis is an important milestone for both companies and, on behalf of all of us at Lactalis, I wanted to take a moment to share how grateful we are to be taking this exciting next step . We deeply appreciate the trust Kraft Heinz has put in us and look forward to working with – and learning from – this incredibly talented team.
Like Kraft Heinz, we are passionate about quality, passionate about our customers, and passionate about having a positive impact for our employees and local communities. From our work combining with Kraft Heinz’s Natural cheese operations in Canada over the past year and our time getting to learn more about the U.S. operations, we know first-hand what a tremendous business – and special culture – are in place across Kraft Heinz. We are honored to have this chance to bring our teams together, build on our histories and pursue a proud new chapter of growth, innovation and success.
The opportunities ahead – to expand in the U.S. and to increase our exports to countries around the world – are extraordinary. Together, we are poised to write an important new chapter for the U.S. dairy industry, and we can’t wait to welcome every member of the Natural, Grated, Cultured and Specialty cheese teams to Lactalis.
In the meantime, I want to share my enthusiasm about the future, my respect for the talented Kraft Heinz staff and all they have accomplished, and my confidence in the exceptionally strong, successful prospects for our work together.
Thierry Clement, Lactalis North America CEO