About Colabor / History
Colabor Group Inc Profile.
Leader in a stable market
First organized in 1962 as a buying group, Colabor a leading master distributor
of food and non-food products, both private-label and other brand-name products, to independent
distributors, which resell in their turn to supermarkets and convenience stores and
to food-services businesses (cafeterias, restaurants, hotels, restaurant chain, etc.).
In this context, Colabor distributes approximately 35,000 products sourced from 550
suppliers and manufacturers to over 25,000 points of sale, serviced by small
to medium-size wholesale distributors operating in Quebec, the Atlantic Provinces and in Ontario.
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Growth: Our Strategy
Thanks to modern facilities and their potential for expansion, (among other things),
Colabor is looking forward to broadening its product offering, developing new
private-label products, extending its network of distributors and realizing acquisitions
for distributable cash.
Near 50 years of positive financial results
Since the very beginning, Colabor has always increased its sales by expanding its
product offering and adjusting to market needs and evolving customer preferences.
By further expanding its product offering, directly or through acquisitions, by
recruiting additional wholesale distributors, and by continuing to enhance its margin
on product sales, Colabor will continue to increase both its
sales and its cash flow in the years to come.
January 2007, acquisition of Summit Food Service Distributors Inc.
January 8, 2007, Colabor Income Fund completed the acquisition of the assets of
Summit Food Service Distributors Inc., one of Canada's largest distributors in the
foodservice industry, a subsidiary of Cara Operations Limited.
March 2008, acquisition of Bruce Edmeades Co.
March 17, 2008, Colabor Income Fund completed
the acquisition of the assets of Bruce Edmeades Co.,
a leading distributor to the foodservice industry in Canada.
April 2008, acquisition of D. Bertrand & Fils Inc.
April 28, 2008, Colabor Income Fund completed the acquisition
of all of the outstanding shares of D. Bertrand & Frères Inc.,
a leading independent distributor of Food in Eastern Quebec and one of
Colabor`s most important affiliated wholesalers.
September 2010, acquisition of RTD Distributions Ltée
On September 21, 2010, Colabor Group Inc. completed the acquisition of the assets of RTD
Distributions Ltée, one of Colabor's largest affiliated distributors in eastern Quebec.
February 2011, acquisition of Les Pêcheries Norref Québec Inc.
On February 28, 2011, Colabor Group Inc. announced the acquisition of the outstanding shares of
Les Pêcheries Norref Québec Inc., the leading importer and distributor of fresh fish and seafood
products in the province of Quebec and the Ottawa region.
March 2011, acquisition of Edfrex Inc.
On March 30, 2011, Colabor Group Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets of Edfrex Inc.,
a distributor affiliated with Colabor operating mainly in New Brunswick.
May 2011, acquisition of SKOR Food Group Inc.
On May 9, 2011, Colabor has acquired 26,040,906 common shares of SKOR Food Group Inc.,
representing approximately 97,4% of the outstanding shares of SKOR, under the offer of March 30,
2011, by way of a take-over bid, concluding the acquisitions of all of the issued and outstanding SKOR shares.
On June 25, 2011 Colabor completed the acquisition of 2.6% of the remaining common shares of SKOR.
January 2012, acquisition of Viandes Décarie Inc.
On January 6, 2012, Colabor has acquired the assets of Viandes Décarie Inc., a leading wholesaler and distributor of meat and meat products.
August 2009, conversion to a corporation
On August 25, 2009, Colabor Group Inc. announced the completion of the conversion of Colabor Income Fund to a corporation.
Colabor Group Inc. carries the same business previously carried on by the Fund.