Lactalis is a multinational dairy company based in Laval, Mayenne, France that was founded over 80 years ago by the Besnier family.
In 2021, the company will be the world’s largest dairy producer and the second largest food company in France, trailing only Danone.
The group includes brands such as Puleva, Sorrento, Société, Bridel, Président, Rachel’s Organic, and Valmont.
Lactalis became the world’s leading dairy group after the purchase of Parmalat in 2011 and the movement of assets from other dairy companies, employing more than 75,000 people in 70 countries worldwide, with a presence in America, with plants in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay, but no longer in Argentina.
Lactalis sold the La Mucca cheese company in Argentina last year, leaving it with a simple operation to import premium cheeses.